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|Case posted by||OROSA|
|Type of atrocity||Rape|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||No|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||29-Sep-2015|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
District: Kandhamal District(DP)
Gitanjali Pradhan aged about 16 years old; daughter of Dandabisi Pradhan and Mamata Pradhan of Sihulipanga village of Raikia Block under Raikia police station of Kandhamal district was kidnapped & gang raped by the Sanjay Nayak(SC), Subala (Minor), Chikun, Lokanath Gaud (OBC) & Bishnu conductor & Helper of Anil Bus.
The victim Gitanjali Pradhan have 5 siblings, due to poor economic family condition was not able to clear class 10 exam paper and got failed after that she started doing tuition to the class 2 & 3 children nearby her village, from which she earns some money and support her family. On 29 October 2015 she had gone to Raikia Market for purchasing of notebooks at around evening time Sanjay Nayak, conductor of Anil Bus, told her to go G.Udayagiri with him. She refused him but he said I will marry you, if you will not come with me then I will kill you. So she agreed and both were gone to G.Udayagiri, on the way he took her to a restaurant for food. Then he taken her to the Sriram Pada hill of G. Udayagiri block and raped her, then he called 4 of his friends and they all raped her one by one. The incident took place at around 11 Pm -1 Am. Gitanjali got senseless and the next day in the early morning Sanjay Nayak took her and left her nearby G.Udayagiri Bus stand.
Mamata Pradhan, mother of Gitanjali Pradhan lodged a missing complaint and the Raikia police started searching her at every places of Raikia but did not found her. On 30 October 2015 Police rescued her at G.Udayairi bus stop at around and sent her to Medical for the treatment and medical test. When she got
Presently the victim and her parents waiting for the justice and financial support to go for vocational training to stand on her leg. Now 4 accused are in the Phulabani jail and another minor accused is under juvenile remand home.