Bhubaneswar, Feb 22: The BJP Mahila Morcha on Monday pulled up the State Government severely saying the incidences of women getting tortured, sexually assaulted and murdered are rising due to callous attitude of both the State Government and the police.
A team of the Morcha visited Veda Salepur village under Mahanga block in Cuttack district and conducted an on-the-spot inquiry into the alleged gang-rape and murder of a widow five days back.
“While five days have passed since the heinous crime was committed, it is disappointing that the police have not arrested accused yet,” lamented Morcha president Smruti Patnaik.
The team visited the family members of the deceased and expressed condolences to them. Later they discussed the matter with the local PS IIC. They demanded that all culprits involved in the crime be arrested soon.
Patnaik said the team members learnt from locals that some locals miscreants committed the crime and an unnatural death case was registered to suppress the matter. She wanted to know why a rape and murder case was not registered first.
Mahila Morcha State Secretaries Rashmi Rekha Das, Jayalaxmi Mohanty and Itishree Jena, treasurer Subasini Bala and Sadar unit president Yajnaseni Jena were in the team.