Sunday, June 21, 2015

SARGIPALI RAPE & MURDER: 2 HELDSunday, 21 June 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar

Sunday, 21 June 2015 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Two persons Jagnya Saraf and Supal Meher of village Sargipali in Khaprakhol block of Balangir district involved in the sensational gangrape of a minor girl in Sargipali were arrested and forwarded to court on Saturday. This was informed at a Press conference here by Balangir Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar. The girl was gangraped and brutally killed on May 22. Her body was found on the side of a nullah.Giving details of the incident, Kumar said the Khaprakhol Police initially registered a case under Section 363 IPC, which turned to Sections 364, 376, 376, 20(i) and 302 IPC, Section 4 of PCSO Act and Section 3 of SC/ST (PA) Act as new facts came to light in course of investigation.
The girl had spurned the advances of the accused on several occasions. Moreover, another accused has “some relation” with a close woman relative of the deceased girl, which she had come to know and which disapproved and threatened to disclose. As both the accused are close friends and had a grudge against the girl, they wanted to silence her, Dr Kumar said.“We strongly suspect involvement of another person in this case, and we are waiting for arrival of a scientific investigation team, and the case is under investigation,” he said.
“During our investigation so far, we could not find any evidence of caste-related offence or even involvement of a liquor lobby; we rather found it to be an offence due to passion and revenge,” the SP said.Asked to comment on the report of pouring of acid on the girl’s dead body, Dr Kumar said that according to a of forensic report if a body lies open in temperature of above 42 degree Celsius, it would decompose fast and maggots would be formed and it would appear different. The investigation has so far revealed that there was gangrape.
The inquiry officer has been asked to submit a joint inquiry report early so that compensation under provisions of the (POA) and SC/ST Acts can be provided to the victim’s family.The case has been marked as a “red flag case” where chargesheet would be submitted and a “holding investing officer” would be appointed and the entire trial would be conducted in a fast track court, Dr Kumar said.

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