Victim of the alleged Pipili gangrape case undergoing treatment at SCB MCH, Cuttack
Victim of the alleged Pipili gangrape case undergoing treatment at SCB MCH, Cuttack
Cuttack: The brother of the victim of the alleged Pipili gangrape on Sunday dismissed the chargesheet submitted by the Crime Branch that ruled out rape and demanded a CBI probe into the case reasoning that the Crime Branch (CB) has tried to suppress the truth in its chargesheet.

The victim’s brother disapproved the manner in which the Crime Branch police said that the victim had intimate relationship with the main accused.

He also expressed surprise over the statement of the police, which said that the victim had become friendly with other young persons and avoided Prashant for which the latter developed a sense of betrayal and wanted to kill her.

The victim’s brother also expressed surprise over the Crime Branch’s findings that the two other accuseds, Premananda Nayak and Gunachandra Swain were not involved in the sensational case.

He also criticized the hurried manner in which the investigation was completed and the findings were announced to the media.

Not satisfied with the probe, he said, “The case should be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), for a through and impartial inquiry”.

The Saturday’s submission of chargesheet by the Crime Branch police on the alleged Pipili gang-rape case has also come under severe flak from Opposition leaders.

President of the Odisha Pradesh Mahila Congress (OPMC) Bijaylaxmi Sahu said the State Government, the State Commission for Women and the CB have failed to give justice to the victim in the case. Criticising the CB for filing such a chargesheet in the case, Sahu said only a CBI probe can bring out the truth.

Similarly OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik also criticized the State Government for its failure to give protection to women and said that only a CBI probe into the matter can unveil the truth behind the incident.