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Gundicha Temple molestation: Victim’s statement recorded by police


Puri: Even though the police received a lot of flak for the molestation of medical girl student by a cop during Sandhya Darshan of the divine deities at the Gundicha Temple here on Sunday, a team of Puri police went to Bhubaneswar and recorded statement of the victim on Tuesday.

Sources said the three-member team led by the Kumbharpada police station IIC met the girl at the medical college where she studies and recorded her statement. The IIC told media that while all important information on the incident was ascertained from the victim during the meeting, police are mulling to record her statement again under Section 164 of IPC if needed.

Moreover, the CCTV footage of the Sandhya Darshan could be checked at a later stage as part of the investigation, added the IIC.

Earlier, police formed a special team headed by a Sub-Inspector to probe into the molestation incident on instruction of DGP KB Singh. A case was also registered at the Kumbharpada police station.

The girl posted her ordeal on Facebook and also tagged the post with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


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