Odisha: BJP demands Chief Minister’s resignation over Class VI girl student gangrape

Nabarangpur: Former Nabarangpur MP and senior BJP leader Balabhadra Majhi demanded in a presser held here today that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik should resign over the recent gangrape of a Class VI girl student by two teachers at a government-run residential school in the district.

“At least seven rapes and seven to eight kidnaps of women and children are taking place every day. Home Department is in the hands of the Chief Minister but the law and order situation in the State has deteriorated. The CM has been saying always that ‘law will take its own course’. However, in reality, things are happening in an opposite manner,” the former MP said.

“We demand strong action against the accused teachers,” the former MP expressed.

Echoing a similar view, Umerkote MLA Nityananda Gond said, “Government-run schools are even not safe these days. The Government is remaining a silent spectator in such sensitive cases, for which, the rape survivors are not getting justice.”

“Allegations were framed by locals against the teacher duo long ago. Had the Administration taken steps in time, then such untoward incidents would not have occurred. The locals had previously given written complaints to the welfare officer concerned, including the former MP and me,” Gond stated.

Some teachers are not being transferred from a school and are continuing for around ten to 15 years. Inappropriate behaviour on the part of teachers has given rise to dropouts, the BJP MLA added.

The victim must be given a compensation of Rs 30 lakh by the Government, the two leaders insisted.

Earlier in the day, both Umerkote MLA and the former MP visited the hospital where the minor rape survivor is undergoing treatment and discussed with the victim’s family.

Worth mentioning, Kundei police yesterday arrested the two accused teachers who gangraped the minor girl after luring her to a toilet block on the premises of the educational institution on the intervening day (November 7), during school hours.

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