BHUBANESWAR: Pressure is mounting on the Government for the arrest of the culprits of the Pipili gang-rape case.
While the BJP Mahila Morcha is demanding a CBI probe, the State council of the CPI on Thursday demanded a judicial probe into the incident.
Convenor of the women’s wing of the CPI Pramodini Paikray said the crime branch probe is not acceptable as those accused of rape belong to the ruling BJD. The party demanded immediate arrest of the officer-in-charge of Pipili police station. ‘Transfer of the inspector of the Pipili police station is not enough. He should be arrested immediately,’ she said in a statement.
Pipili police have not taken any initiative on the complaint registered by the family members of the victim. All along the police are trying to protect the accused and cover up the heinous incident, the CPI said.
The party assailed the State Mahila Commission for not initiating any action even after receiving a complaint from the victim’s family. What is more unfortunate is a premier institution like SCB Medical College and Hospital refused to admit the girl.
The BJP Mahila Morcha on Thursday staged a road blockade near Ram Mandir protesting the Government’s failure to arrest the culprits.
Shouting slogans against the Government, women activists led by Bhubaneswar district unit president Bijayalaxmi Mohapatra also demanded action against the ministers and BJD politicians who have given shelter to the culprits.