Odisha Cop Suspended For Role In Abortion Of Raped Minor: Police

As many as 6 individuals together with the step father of the lady have been named within the FIR. (Representational)

Rourkela:

A police station in-charge in Odisha’s Sundargarh district was suspended on Friday for suspected involvement in facilitating the abortion of a minor lady, who was allegedly gangraped for over two months.

Inspector-in-Cost of Biramitrapur police station, Anand Chandra Majhi, has been positioned beneath suspension with rapid impact, DIG (Western Vary) Kavita Jalan mentioned.

The 13-year-old lady had claimed she was gangraped and, prompting the Baby Welfare Committee (CWC) to conduct an inquiry, police mentioned.

A case was registered on June 22 at Raibaga police station after intervention of the district collector, who additionally instructed the SP to hold out a probe, they mentioned.

As many as six individuals — the IIC, one other police personnel, the physician who performed the abortion at a group well being centre, the step father of the lady and two others — have been named within the FIR.

SP Sundergarh, Soumya Mishra, performed an enquiry into the incident on June 24 and has reported her findings to the district collector.

“The responsible won’t ever be allowed to go scot-free,” she mentioned.

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