Trigger warning: Some parts of this article are disturbing. Readers discretion advised.
Recently, the news of rape of a 13-year-old girl from Odisha surfaced, following which a police officer was arrested for judicial inquiry.
As per a report from The Wire, the IIC (inspector-in-charge), Ananda Chandra Majhi, is one of the accused in the rape case of the 13-year-old minor girl who was rescued by the local police from the Biramitrapur bus station on June 14.
Crime Branch has traced and arrrested Ananda Chandra Majhi , dismissed Inspector and accused in this case from forested area under Handapa PS of Angul district .He will be produced before judicial court now .— DGP, Odisha (@DGPOdisha) July 1, 2020
Well done Crime Branch of Odisha Police . https://t.co/3KbOb8FhII
Another report from Times Now suggests that she was found crying outside the police station and was rescued by an NGO functioning in the area.
It further said that she had gone to watch a local fair in March and was waiting for an auto-rickshaw, when a police vehicle came and picked her up.
Following which Majhi raped her, not on one but many occasions, by calling her to the police station.
The girl has accused her step-father, two boyfriends and two policemen (one of them being Majhi), in the case.
After being rescued from the bus stop, the survivor was taken to district child welfare community. From where, she was handed over to a government-run shelter home.
https://t.co/PsiMau6Idf— Sakshi Arya (@SakshiA29957632) July 2, 2020
Mankind is ashamed. This has happened in our own country and we are quiet. We want justice for the victim and the assurance that police will act as saviour of society.@DGPOdisha @CMO_Odisha @PMOIndia
Odisha: Anand Chandra Majhi, Inspector-in-charge of Biramitrapur police station in Sundergarh district, who was dismissed from service and was absconding, was arrested yesterday in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl who later had an abortion. pic.twitter.com/LOHtzaT0rz— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2020
An FIR filed by Shreebant Jena, a child protection officer, noted that the minor was 3 months pregnant when she was initially rescued and that her biological parents had abandoned her.
She was living with her grandmother in a village and has told that the IIC had a physical relationship with her for 3 months.
Her pregnancy was terminated on June 15 and sources have said that it was under pressure from Ananda Majhi.
The DGP of Odisha had earlier posted a tweet announcing the suspension of the IIC. He had also apologised to the survivor.
DGP has dismissed Inspector Ananda Chandra Majhi former IIC of Birmitrapur Police Station from service .— DGP, Odisha (@DGPOdisha) July 1, 2020
His conduct was shameful .Our apologies to the young girl .