Odisha CB to probe rape and abortion of minor girl by cop

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Crime Branch will probe into the alleged rape and abortion of a minor girl by a cop in Sundargath district.

Odisha DGP Abhay today ordered the Crime Branch to take charge of the investigation. A Crime Branch team has already left for Sundargarh.

Worth mentioning, Ananda Majhi, IIC of Birmitrapur police station, was placed under suspension for his alleged involvement in rape and abortion of a minor girl.

Sundargarh District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) S Jena had lodged a complaint with Raiboga police against six persons for allegedly raping the girl and later aborting her foetus. It was stated in the complaint that the IIC, another cop Birmitrapur police station, her stepfather and two others had raped the victim over a period of four months.

A doctor of Birmitrapur Community Health Centre had alleged involvement in abortion of the girl on June 15.

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