In a very shameful event, a 13-year-old tribal girl from Sundargarh, Odisha was raped by a Police Inspector.
The minor girl was who visited a nearby fair in the Biramitrapur area on March 25 was stranded owing to the sudden lockdown announcement. Wondering near the bus stop to get transport to return home, she was spotted by a patrolling police vehicle. The police assured to get her back home safely and she was brought to the Biramitrapur police station.
Little did the 13-year-old girl knew that the people who were supposed get her safely to home will be the ones to destroy her life. She was brutally raped by the inspector in-charge Anand Chandra Majhi at the very Biramitrapur police station.
The next day, she was dropped at her home by the police.
But her ordeal did not end there. She was repeatedly summoned to the police station and gang-raped again and again by the police. She was raped continuously for four months by two police officers.
The little girl got pregnant and the cops along with her own stepfather conducted an abortion on her at the local community clinic.
Sundargarh District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) S Jena A came to know about the crime and lodged a complaint with Raiboga police against the police officers, stepfather and the doctor who conducted the abortion.
The inspector in-charge Anand Majhi has been suspended with immediate effect.
Odisha DGP Abhay has ordered the Crime Branch to take charge of the investigation. A Crime Branch team has left for Sundargarh.
With inputs from Odisha Now