Jajpur: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) directed the Jajpur SP to file an action taken report (ATR) in the Korei minor girl murder case within 30 days, a report said Thursday.
The matter came out after commission member Yashwant Jain taking cognisance of a petition filed by lawyer Udayanath Sahoo in Chandikhole issued a letter (file number-95958/2018-19/COMP/77877, dated 9.08.2018) to the SP asking him to file the ATR.
Demanding an impartial probe into the matter, Sahoo filed petitions with the Chief Minister, DGP, Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
The 17-year old girl of Fazalpur village was brutally killed in the absence of her parents and later her body was dumped in a nearby pond June 18.
Police allegedly freed two of the main suspects in the case and have arrested a 13-year-old boy. The latter was actually a witness in the case.
Police, after arresting the minor boy, brought him to the police station and tortured him. Sahoo alleged that the police inspector and two constables beat up the minor with a lathi and subjected him to electric shocks.
The boy, after being tortured at the police station, agreed to follow the instruction of the police. The police had allegedly made him confess to the crime and put his signature on a blank paper.
However, the Korei police termed the torture charge as baseless and a figment of imagination and claimed to have arrested the accused and sent him to a juvenile home.
Earlier, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had directed the chief secretary to conduct a probe into the murder case after the police hauled up the minor boy for the murder.