The day Odisha unit of BJP introduced a padyatra in all of the 147 meeting constituencies of the state to demand justice for the household of the 5-year-old woman who was brutally murdered in July this yr, a particular investigation workforce (SIT) investigating into the incident advised the Orissa excessive courtroom that the minor may have been sexually assaulted earlier than being murdered.
The SIT headed by IG-ranked cop Arun Bothra which submitted its first report in a sealed envelope earlier than the Orissa HC discovered that the five-year-old woman was sexually assaulted earlier than being murdered.
“The investigation revealed that the minor was stripped earlier than she was murdered. That she has been raped earlier than being killed was confirmed from the samples collected from her garments,” the SIT report stated.
The minor woman’s decomposed skeletal stays had been discovered from the yard of her home on July 23, 9 days after she had gone lacking. SIT officers stated the frock of the minor sufferer bore semen stain and the undergarment was lacking. The SIT throughout its probe recorded statements of many witnesses and picked up blood samples of not less than 34 villagers.
The samples of the semen have been despatched for DNA testing. The identification of the accused is but to be ascertained, however official sources stated the particular person may very well be an individual from the woman’s village.
Initially, the native police had been investigating the case which was later taken by the crime department and later by the SIT on November 29.
The incident triggered a political storm within the state after the woman’s dad and mom tried immolation in entrance of the state Meeting final month blaming increased training minister Arun Sahoo of defending the prime suspect within the case. Whereas alleging that their daughter could have been a sufferer of an organ donation racket, the dad and mom additionally blamed the police for harassing them as a substitute of going after the culprits.
Since then, opposition BJP has made it a political concern with the social gathering now planning to take out a padayatra from Lingaraj Temple in Bhubaneswar to the minor sufferer’s village in Nayagarh district, demanding justice for the woman.
Final week, the state authorities had suspended the lady inspector of the native police station for her unprofessional strategy in investigation of the case and transferred her supervisory officer over comparable prices. The Nationwide Fee for Safety of Youngster Rights (NCPCR) too had discovered irregularities within the probe carried out by the native police.
State BJP unit president Samir Mohanty stated padayatras can be held throughout 147 meeting constituencies within the state demanding justice for the woman’s household.
“The Nationwide Crime Data Bureau information means that the restoration price of lacking kids in Odisha was 27.1% in 2019, the bottom within the nation. The NCRB information within the final two years (2017-19) talked about 5,503 kids had been lacking. So many kids vanishing from their properties have disturbed each frequent citizen of the state. BJP will battle to supply justice to all these households,” Mohanty stated.