Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (LocalWire): The Orissa High Court today ordered for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the two-year old rape-and-suicide of a minor from Kunduli.
A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice KS Javeri and Justice KR Mohapatra hearing two separate petitions on the much-publicized rape-and-suicide case asked for the constitution of SIT comprising among others the Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) of three police ranges.
The court posted the matter for further hearing on 16 December.
The infamous Kunduli case dates back to 10 October, 2017 when a minor girl had alleged that ‘four people in uniform’ had raped her.
Later, as the investigation did not pick up pace, the girl committed suicide.
The rape-and-suicide case had triggered statewide furor then promoting the government to go for crime branch probe and constitute of inquiry by a sitting district and sessions judge.