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Kunduli suicide: Victim’s brother moves Odisha court seeking justice

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Koraput: In a significant development in the Kunduli suicide incident, the brother of the victim girl today filed a case at the Sessions Court here alleging negligence on the part of several government officials in the matter.

The case has been filed by him against S. Shyni, DIG, South Western Range, Koraput, Kanwar Vishal Singh, Koraput SP, Niranjan Behera, Koraput DSP, Mamata Panigrahi, Inspector, District Police Headquarters, Dev Kumar Gomango, IIC, Pottangi police station, Koraput District Welfare Officer, Welfare Extension Officer, Pottangi Block, treating doctors of Koraput district headquarters hospital, treating doctors of Pottangi community health centre, Assistant Director & Assistant Chemical Examiner, Biological Division, State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL) and Assistant Director & Assistant Chemical Examiner, Serology Division, SFSL.

He has prayed before the court for taking cognizance of the alleged negligence by concerned government officials and punish them as per law considering the facts and circumstances of the case.

In a related development, former MP Kharabela Swain today filed a PIL in the Orissa High Court seeking a CBI investigation and make Odisha Chief Secretary, Home Secretary, DGP, Koraput SP and Pottangi police station IIC parties in the case.

It may be recalled here that a minor tribal girl of Sorisapadar village, who was allegedly gang raped by a group of security personnel on October 10 last year when she was returning from Kunduli market near the village in Koraput, committed suicide at her house on January 22. The incident had triggered massive public outrage across the state.