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|Case posted by||Ambedkar Lohia Vichar Manch|
|Type of atrocity||Rape|
|Whether the case is being followed in the court or not?||No|
|Fact finding date||Not recorded|
|Case incident date||22-Nov-2020|
|Place||Village: Not recorded
District: Puri District(DP)
The victim Elina Kandi, D/o Sarat Kandi, Village- Sirikoili, Block/PS- Nimapara, Dist- Puri, belongs to SC (Bauri) community. She has 100% permanent speech and hearing impairment. She was continuing her studies in 8th class at Patitapaban Seva Sangh, Chanarapada, Nimapada. Due to the lockdown (Covid-19) in Odisha in the month of March 2020 all the educational institutions were closed. Elina had to return home. During this period, the perpetrator Ajay Kumar Nayak aged about 17 raped her by taking advantages of her disabilities. Subsequently he repeatedly raped and she was pregnant. The matter was not disclosed because of the disability of the victim; she feared to disclose before anybody.
After few months the victim’s mother and cousin came to know about her pregnancy and for the confirmation they went to the nearest private hospital. After few tests, the doctor said that she was nearly 7 or 8 months pregnant. After that it was difficult to identify the accused as the victim could not express. After many efforts for days, she indicated the accused. After knowing this, Elina’s father Mr.Sarat Kandi met father of the accused and demanded justice for his daughter but he refused to admit that his son did this kind of obscene activities.
Then Victim’s father Mr.Sarat Kandi informed ALVM. The team immediately reached the victim’s place, conducted a fact finding. A written complaint was lodged by Sarat Kandi which was registered in Nimapara police station case number 287 dated 22.11.2020 u/s 376 (2)(h)(l)(n), 376 (3) of IPC, 3 (2)(v) of SC & ST (PoA) Act and 6 of POCSO Act. The accused is in Juvenile home, Berhampur, Odisha and the investigation is still going on.