A dalit girl who could gather the courage to depose before the
court in a rape case committed by powerful local elements with
ruling party affiliations three years latter herself becomes a
victim of gang rape and attempt to murder by the same forces.
Not only that, the earlier victim also has mysteriously died
giving rise to speculation of a well thought out murder and
not suicide as officially stated.
The incidence that occurred on November 28, 2011 causing the
gang rape and attempt to murder of the dalit girl who was
witness to the rape of 2008 was also part a criminal conspiracy.
In both cases the complicity of the police has been exposed. The
way the police handled the whole case in the last three years
and the way the state run hospitals behaved with a dying victim
of rape could no more be kept away from public eyes. The role of
the local MLA, and Minister for Agriculture has come under
Without wasting any further time
as presumably you are aware of the developments in the Pipli
gang rape case we would like to put forth the following demands
with the expectation that as head of state in Odisha you will
kindly intervene at the earliest and put a check on the erosion
of faith in the criminal justice of the State.
1. The dalit rape and attempt to murder
victim of Pipli must be provided with all medical support and
her recovery must be ensured keeping in mind the terrible
reality that her death may destroy all hopes for punishing the
criminals and criminalized political elements.
2. She must be provided with a well proof
security cover as there is always a threat to her life.
3. All ruling party elements connected with
the crime/accused to be having links with the criminals must
immediately be arrested and put behind bar.
4. Instead of Crime Branch of the State
Government, the case should be handed over to the CBI for
5. All rape cases/gang rape cases in the
state must be reviewed by an independent body and cases closed
before judicial verdicts must be reopened.
6. All rape victims must be enabled to lead a
normal life and they must be adequately rehabilitated including
the Pipli gang rape victim.
7. Those who have died/got
killed/committed suicide next of their kith and kin must be
On behelf of Odisha Gana Samaja,
Er. Lalit Patnaik
Bijoy Kumar Parida