Koraput gang rape a ‘Red Flag’ case: Odisha DGP


Bhubaneswar: The gang rape of a minor girl allegedly by four armed jawans in Koraput district yesterday has been classified as a ‘Red Flag’ case by Odisha police, said DGP RP Sharma today.

At a Press meet, DGP RP Sharma today said the Koraput minor girl gang rape is a red flag case. A case has been registered at the Pottangi police station under Sections 376 (D), 377 of IPC and Section 6 of POCSO Act.

The investigation of the case is in full swing. All efforts are being made to know the truth about the case and stringent action will be taken against persons involved in the incident if the allegations prove true. But the focus is to first identify persons involved in the crime, he added.

“CRPF, BSF and CoBRA and police personnel often commute in these areas. Naxals also wear the uniforms of the security personnel,” the DGP said answering the alleged involvement of security personnel in the incident.

All scientific methods are being used in the investigation process to identify the persons involved and a Crime Branch team and forensic experts will reach the spot soon to assist the police in the investigation. Besides, an expert doctor will also be involved in the medical examination of the survivor, the DGP added.

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