Odisha, Feb 28, Abhijit Saha: A 700 page long charge sheet is filed against a man for the alleged murder of a sexual assaulted victim in Odisha last November, a Crime Branch officer said. He also said that it is not the final charge sheet.
The Investing officer Alok Das told news sources that the chargesheet was filed in the court of the first class judicial magistrate at the district headquarters town of Rayagada which is 390 km away from Bhubaneswar.
Mr. Das said that the accused, Netrananda Dandasena was the sub inspector of the area and was arrested after a few days of the incident taking place and he is now in judicial custody.
This progress follows the days after the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had asked the state government to complete the investigation into the case and submit a report within eight-weeks. The NHRC had also ordered the state government to pay an interim relief of Rs.5 lakh to the family of the deceased following the two petitions filed by activists Manoj Jena and Akhand.
The victim Itishree Pradhan aged 27 years died at a hospital in Visakhapatnam on 1st November last year. She was set on fire after four days at a residential government school in Rayagada district. Activist Akhand said that on 18th July she had informed that the alleged had threatened her because of not withdrawing a sexual assault complaint against him. He had also approached the police chief, the district collector, the Chief Minister and the state commission for women for justice.
The victim was watching television on 27th October when the alleged entered the school room, poured kerosene on her and set fire on her.