Kendrapara: In a new twist to the Kunduli gangrape case, the Crime Branch (CB) has found a love angle behind the entire episode. The CB said, in its Action Taken Report submitted to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), said the girl was not sexually assaulted.
“During the investigation it was found that there was no sign of a sexual assault on the victim. The reports of the Sahid Laxman Naik Medical College & Hospital-Koraput and the MKCG Medical College & Hospital-Berhampur doctors also said the same thing,” the CB said in its ATR.
As per the report, Papun, (16), a local boy, was last time seen with the victim at the spot where she was allegedly gang-raped.
During interrogation in the presence of the Child Protection officer of Koraput and independent witnesses, Papun strongly reiterated that on that day (the day of the alleged gang-rape) at about 11 am, he had met his cousin that is the victim.
At the alleged spot of the gang-rape, the victim asked Papun to marry her. But, he refused and gave her a hard push on her back, and as a result, she (victim) fell down, the report said.
“She got off, tore her school uniform and threatened him that if he does not marry her, she will say in the village that Papun had raped her. Fearful, he agreed to marry her and requested not to tell the rape story to anybody in the village,” the police said.
“The girl agreed and gave him a passport size photo of her. She decided to tell her family that the clothes were torn when four COBRA cops raped her,” read the report.
A polygraph test of Papun was conducted October 16, 2017 at Bhubaneswar. The polygraph test report reveals that all the irrelevant questions were found positive and all the relevant questions found deceptive.
The CB-CID report also cited the findings of the State Forensic Laboratory, Bhubaneswar which said that “no DNA except that of the victim was found on the exhibits collected from the victim.”
The report clearly denies involvement of security personnel as “no force moves in units below a strength of 40 to 70 as the area is vulnerable to attacks from Left extremists.”