The members also sought an
inquiry into the mysterious death of Pravati Behera, friend of Babina
Behera, who was allegedly gang raped to which Babina was an eyewitness.
It is also believed that Babina fell victim to the demonic acts of the
alleged culprits for she didn’t succumb to the pressure from the
anti-socials who demanded her to withdraw the case about rape of her
friend Pravati. The role of local police in the case of murder of
Pravati also remained doubtful because the body of Pravati was not even
sent for post-mortem to confirm whether it was a case of suicide or
homicide as she died under mysterious circumstances.
various civil society bodies and non-BJD political parties expressed
their dissatisfaction over the Crime Branch inquiry stating that the
investigating agency of the State police would not be able to unearth
the truth behind these two complicated cases involving the honour of
poor Harijan girls and the community at large. Though the investigating
agency has filed two interim Charge-Sheets it has still ignored the
incidents involving Pravati, which is in the root of heinous attacks
made on Babina.
It was felt in
the meeting that some vested interest people have attempted to divert
the attention of the people by filing the false and fabricated F.I.R.
against activists of Odisha Gana Parishad and few other civil society
members and political leaders on 1st June, 2012 (F.I.R. No. 233 Under
124/153/201/426/500/505/509/34 of I.P.C).
The meeting attended by civil
society members, social activists and leaders of non-BJD political
parties working in Odisha unanimously resolved to vigorously campaign
against any attempt by the vested interests to suppress the voice of the
people of the Odisha.
as the latest development, Odisha High Court has closed the case about
negligence to the victim by state police and medical officers expressing
its satisfaction over the progress in the particular case.