Bhubaneswar:23/1/18; Opposition parties today rose in protest across the state register their protest against the governmental inaction, which according to them prompted the Kunduli gang-rape victim to commit suicide.
Meanwhile the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has given the call for dawn to dusk bandh from 6 AM to 6 PM.
While congress party has blocked the highway in Koraput, police allegedly used force to disperse BJP protesters who were trying to march their way to Chief Minister’s office in the state capital.
The scene was invariably the same across the state with BJP and activists staging rallies and picketing in all 30 districts.
Both the opposition parties have stepped up demand of chief minister Naveen Patnaik and held him responsibility for callous handling of the sensitive case by police, a department headed by him.
Uneasy calm prevailed in Kunduli village in Koraput district a day after the 14-year-old tribal girl, who had charged “four men in uniform” with rape three months ago in Odishas Koraput district, had allegedly committed suicide.
Bereaved family members backed by senior leaders of Congress including Pradip Majhi and local people blocked NH-26 by placing the body of the girl and staging demonstration.
The class 11 student allegedly hanged herself yesterday afternoon when her family members were not at home. She was later rushed to a local community health centre in an unconscious state, they said.