Video: Shocking revelations by Odisha gangrape victim, cops interrogated her at midnight

Koraput: The minor girl, who was allegedly gangraped by four armed jawans of the Central paramilitary forces at a forest near Kunduli in Odisha’s Koraput district on October 10, has made shocking revelations in a video.

The victim said she was once interrogated by police at midnight and the cops pressurised her to admit the truth about the incident saying that she was lying to them.

“Police once came at 12 midnight and told me that I am lying to them about the incident. They also told me that my brother has confessed before them that he was involved in the incident. Though I denied about it, they still went on questioning me against my will,” she said in the video.

“The cops, who had come in civil dress, then interrogated me in front of my brother, who was earlier questioned by them as a suspect in the case. I felt ‘shocked’ as I was asleep when the cops came and ‘DIG madam’, who also arrived, told me that I am lying,” the victim said.

Video of the victim’s statement:

“Some of my relatives have been interrogated by police as suspects in the case. I would have mentioned their names in the FIR if they had committed the act. The villagers are also now ill-treating my relatives after police’s move. I reiterate that four jawans were involved in the incident,” she added.

However, Koraput SP Kanwar Vishal Singh refuted the allegations.

“From day 1, the girl was under the supervision of a 7-member doctor team and para medical staff. District Child Protection Officer is constantly monitoring her and she has been provided a professional counselor to ensure that she doesn’t undergo stress. We as a law enforcement agency are also trying to ensure the same. There is no question of any pressure on the victim,” said Singh.

On the other hand, she was today discharged from Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College & Hospital in Koraput where she was undergoing treatment. She later appeared before the Koraput JMFC Court to record her statement under Section 164 of CrPC.

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