Congress workers block railway track after announcing state-wide bandh

Congress BJP Protest Against Gangrape Victim's Suicide

Kunduli girl's suicide causes embarrassment to Odisha government

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has expressed deep grief and conveyed his sympathy to the bereaved family of the victim.

A 14-year-old tribal girl, who had alleged that "four men in uniform" had raped her three months ago in Odisha's Koraput district, was found dead in her home on Monday.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Jayram Pangi also demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

Trouble erupted when hundreds of irate BJP leaders and their supporters march towards chief minister 's residence to stage protest. The police apprehended more than 10 women activists of the Congress near Naveen Nivas, while members of its students' wing scuffled with the police near Vani Vihar Square. The BJP leader and workers had a scuffle with the police force when the latter prevented them at the Sishu Bhawan square to proceed further to the Naveen Nivas.Some BJP workers and police personnel were injured in the clash and the police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the BJP activists. "We will intensify our agitation", she said.

The suicide of the girl also triggered tension in Koraput as local people led by Congress leader Pradip Majhi took away the girl's body from the hospital without allowing officials to perform a post-mortem, officials said. Congress, along with BJP, has called for a state-wide bandh today to protest against suicide of an alleged gang-rape victim in Koraput's Kunduli.

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Protest demonstrations were staged by both Congress and BJP in the Capital city before both parties called for a statewide bandh over the issue.

"Our officers will probe into the cause of her death", Samal told reporters.

Her family members said she took the extreme step as the officials were in denial mode that she was raped at all. Urging the protesters to maintain peace across the state, he slammed the claims of the Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) for ruling out rape, despite her claims that she was gangraped by four men in combat uniform.

The State government, which had ordered a Crime Branch probe into the case, had then ordered a judicial probe to conducted by a sitting District Judge.

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