Bhubaneswar: In what could be termed as a big blot on Khaki, a minor girl was allegedly gangraped by police personnel at gunpoint in Bhubaneswar during lockdown around two months ago.
The matter came to light after the girl’s father lodged an FIR with Mahila police on Friday.
As per the complaint, the minor girl, a resident of Infocity police station area here, was raped by eight police personnel, including a Deputy Subedar, deployed on COVID-19 lockdown duty here around two months ago. Finding the girl alone, the cops took turns to rape her at gunpoint in an isolated area here. They had also threatened to kill her if she discloses the matter to anyone.
As per the victim’s father, the girl was under depression after the incident and did not share her plight before anyone due to fear. After she disclosed it recently, her father went to Infocity police station to lodge a complaint five days ago. However, cops there referred him to Mahila police station.
As per preliminary investigation, the cops are not from the Commissionerate Police and had come from other district on COVID-19 lockdown duty.
“A case has been registered and a special team has been formed for investigation,” said DCP Umasankar Dash.
Meanwhile, medical examination of the girl has been conducted and her statement recorded under Sections 161 and 164 of CrPC.