NHRC team ends Kunduli fact-finding

The NHRC team at the victim’s village. 
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Koraput: A five-member team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) probing into the alleged gang-rape and subsequent suicide of the minor girl since Monday left for New Delhi after completing their fact-finding exercise on Friday.

During their stay here, the team, led by deputy superintendent of police Rabi Singh, had visited the victim's village, the hospital at Kunduli, the school and the short stay home where she had stayed before committing suicide.

The Class IX girl, who was alleged gang-raped by uniformed personnel on October 10 last year, had committed suicide on January 22.

The probe team has collected information from those linked directly or indirectly to the incident and the circumstances in which the girl committed suicide.

The team also spoke to doctors at Cuttack's SCB hospital, those who had counselled the victim and forensic officials.

"We will submit a detailed report of our findings to the NHRC within 15 days for necessary action," Singh said. The commission had sent the team following human rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy's petition seeking intervention.

A three-member team of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes will visit the victim's village on Sunday to collect details. Koraput MLA Krushna Sagaria had sought the SC panel's to probe the case.


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