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|Case posted by||Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch|
|Case code||OD/ 31.03.2022|
|Type of atrocity||Rape|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||No|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||31-Mar-2022|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
District: Nayagarh (DP)
Duryodhan Naik aged about 72 years lives with his family in Brajarajpur village under Ranapur Police Station in Nayagarh district. He is a landless persons and in extreme poverty. His dilapidated house exists on the land belonging to his first wife, who died long back. He earns his livelihood by stitching ‘Kantha’. Kantha also spelled kanta, and qanta, is a type of craft (can be with embroidery) in the eastern regions of India, particularly in the Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura and Odisha as well as in Bangladesh. In Odisha, old saris are stacked on each other and hand-stitched to make a thin piece of cushion. This is used above a bed cushion or bedding or blanket. The house bears the mark of the poverty of the family.
After the death of first wife, Duryodhan married to another lady, namely Mina Naik and had offspring out of the marriage. The victim Sony Naik, aged about 15 years, is the eldest daughter out of the second marriage. She is studying in nearby Brajarajpur High School in Class-X. Mina Naik seems to be of unsound mental condition; but no medical evaluation or treatment has been done in that regard.
This is only Pana family in the village which is one of the Sub-Castes of Scheduled Caste categories. It is a pattern in the village to show discriminatory treatment to the family due to their Caste and economic status.In the last week of month of March, Sony confided her father that their neighbour had forcible sexual relationship with her. After more questioning, it revealed that he had been raping her repeatedly for last three months. The house of Babu Parida, son of Tapan Parida is situated in front of the house of the victim’s family. Babu is 20 year old youth and got married within two years back and having a baby of 8 months. Duryodhan informed the matter to the
Sarapanch of the Gram Panchayat and requested due justice. This matter was revealed to Debraj Nayak, one DHRD of the area who in turn communicated to ALVM. A fact finding team visited to the village immediately.
Despite information to the Sarapanch, when no concrete steps were coming through, Duryodhan went to Ranapur, Police Station to lodge the compliant. This message was spread and a mass attacked the house of the family. They forcibly bound the girl to n electric pole and assaulted her mother. The accused group also went to police station to lodge complaint that Babu Parida is being falsely implicated. Duryodhan coming back from police station unbound his daughter and again went to police station. Duryodhan gave another complaint written complaint with the information about mass attack. FIR no 77 U/s 376(3), 376(2)(n), 341, 294,323, 342, 506, 34 IPC with 4, 8, 12 POCSO Act and 3(1)(r)(s), (2)(v)(va) of SC & ST PoA Act was registered and 8 accused out of 11 were arrested and forwarded to judicial custody. Names of the accused persons arrested are Babu Parida, Rabi Parida, Sipu Total, Ashanti Parida, Sanju Parida, Sakhi Parida and Manju Matta. The mother was sent for treatment by the police.