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Odisha CM Announces Rs 5 Lakh Ex-Gratia To Kin Of Salepur Rape Victim, Stern Punishment To Accused


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30 April 2018

Tapan Das


Bhubaneswar: Condoling the death of the 6-yr-old rape survivor from Salepur who died after struggling for life for more than a week at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to victim’s kin and assures stern punishment to the accused on the floors of the Assembly on Monday.

Notably, the minor was on ventilator support ever since she was admitted to the trauma care ICU in the Paediatric Ward at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

On April 21, the girl was found unconscious in a school compound in Salipur area of Cuttack. She was rushed to a hospital in Salepur, but later shifted to the SCB.

The girl was reported missing after she went to a shop near Jagannathpur Nodal Upper Primary school to buy chocolates around 6 p.m. on April 21. The accused lured her away with a chocolate.

"After raping her on the school premises, he attempted to kill her by throttling her. Accused Mohammad Mustaq was arrested," said Krutibas Jena, Cuttack (Rural) Additional Superintendent of Police.

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