OHRC seeks report on suicide of Kunduli gang rape survivor

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Thursday sought a report from the state government over the suicide of a Kunduli gang rape survivor within 15 days.

The Commission, while expressing its concern over the incident, sought a report in the matter from the Chief Secretary and the DG of Police, within 15 days.

OHRC also sought a report from the state government as to what assistance was rendered to the victim and her family by the state after the alleged incident.

The Commission has called for the report acting on the two separate petitions filed by human rights activists Nishikanta Mishra and Akhanda.

The petitioners alleged that though Odisha is a welfare state, the administration has failed to protect the life of a poor minor girl belonging to the marginalised sections of society.

Akhanda had gone to the extent of alleging that on 29th December, 2017 the victim had appeared in a public hearing held at Bhubaneswar, where she made various allegations at various authorities and raised questions about the treatment provided to her.

It is informed by the petitioners that the directions given by this Commission regarding counselling and to take care of the victim by providing all necessary assistance, probably not implemented by the instrumentalities of the state.

For which, the poor tribal girl choose to bring an end to her life by committing suicide, the alleged.