Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today ordered a judicial probe by District Judge into the alleged gang rape of a tribal school girl at Kunduli in Koraput district.

A District Judge will conduct the probe, said a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO).

The judicial inquiry into the alleged gang rape case will be held as per the Commission of Inquiry Act 1952, in parallel with the State Crime Branch.

It may be noted that, ADG Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) Mahendra Pratap had submitted the medical reports to the Odisha Human Rights Commission which mentioned that medical experts have found no proof of gang rape after examining the girl.

Koraput SP KV Singh had also stated that the finding of the medical report contradicted the girl’s statement.

On the other hand, the state BJP unit demanded a probe by CBI to unearth the truth in the alleged gangrape of a minor tribal girl in Koraput on Wednesday.

Senior BJP leader Pratap Sarangi when asked about the CM’s announcement of a judicial probe and its outcome said that only a CBI probe can bring the truth to light.

“The Kunduli gangrape incident still remains a mistry. Police are clueless.  We demand a probe by central price agency to uncover the mystery,” said Sarangi.

Notably, the minor tribal girl, a resident of Musaguda village under Pottangi police limits, had alleged that she was kidnapped and gang-raped by four armed security personnel, who were in jungle patch uniform in Lanjiguda forest while returning from Kunduli on October 10.