Bhubaneswar: Director general of police (DGP) Abhay on Wednesday dismissed former IIC of Birmitrapur police station, Ananda Chandra Majhi, from service in connection with the alleged rape and pregnancy termination of a minor girl.
The DGP informed this on his Twitter.
DGP has dismissed Inspector Ananda Chandra Majhi former IIC of Birmitrapur Police Station from service .
His conduct was shameful .Our apologies to the young girl .
— DGP, Odisha (@DGPOdisha) July 1, 2020
Notably, on June 26 Inspector-In-Charge (IIC) of the Birmitrapur police station, Anand Chandra Majhi was suspended for dereliction of duty. Majhi was accused of allegedly raping, impregnating and then forcefully terminating the pregnancy of the minor survivor.
The minor was reportedly repeatedly raped by Majhi and another cop of Birmitrapur police station, the girl’s step-father and his two male friends over a period of four months. She used to stay with her aged grandmother and the matter was allegedly suppressed.
In the night of June 14, the survivor, who was over eight months pregnant, was found roaming aimlessly in Birmitrapur town.
Some policemen reportedly took her to Birmitrapur CHC and without informing the child welfare committee (CWC), terminated her pregnancy on June 15.
She was later sent to the ChildLine shelter home where she developed health complication and was treated at Rourkela Government Hospital (RGH) from June 20 to 22. The matter came to fore after the girl’s condition worsened.
Later, an FIR was lodged against the accused persons.
Taking note of the report, a police team led by a lady DSP recorded the victim’s statement at the Childline shelter home.