A woman from Bhubaneshwar has lodged a complaint against eight people, accusing them of repeatedly gang-raping her 13-year-old daughter between March and April. The accused include two employees of a media house, a police officer and two people known to him, and two security personnel, police said.
The complainant stated that the accused repeatedly sexually assaulted her teenage daughter through the month of March and April and they had also threatened her to not tell anyone about the horrific crime. She recently narrated her ordeal to her parents, following which her mother approached the Mahila Police Station and registered a complaint on August 30.
Police efforts are on to identify accused, says DCP
Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneshwar City, Umashankar Dash said the survivor has given some details of the accused and police efforts are on to identify and nab them. The case is being investigated by a special team, he added.
“While recording her statement, she (the survivor) has alleged that two of the accused are from a media organisation while the others are a policeman and two of his associates and two security personnel. She has been medically examined,” a report by The Indian Express quoted the DCP as saying.
A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. So far, police have not recorded any arrests. The accused policeman is not attached with Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate, officials said, adding that he was deployed in the city for lockdown duty when the crime was committed.