KALAHANDI,28/09/19:The sensitive gang rape case turned in a twist. The driver who was the only eye witness of the said case during investigation, became the main accused after the statement of the victim. Junagarh police arrested the said witness Lalindra Sabar today i.e. on sature day after taken statement from the victim. Friday on a media statement the victim told that Lalindra Sabar who had given a lift by his bike is the main culprit in this case and committed rape first being the part of gang rape. He was talking with mobile while they were coming from Bhawanipatna towards Junagarh and Lalindra stopped his bike near Banamalipur on NH26 and she was kidnapped by the accused persons, and she demanded his punishment. if Lalindra will be escaped then she will suicide, she added in her media statement. The said media statement became viral in social media and heated up the political atmosphere.
Addressing the press the BJP state Secretary Lekhasri Samantasinghar alleged the involvement of rulling BJD leaders in this case. She alleged that the Junagarh MLA and Minister shielding the perime accused in the case. The prime accused Lalindra who gave lift to the victim, happens to be the driver of Subhadra Bus owned by Prabodh rath, the Kalahandi district working President and Prabodh Rath was the chief Coordinator for the last Junagarh Assembly election. However the minister terms the BJP allegations as baseless. It is a sensitive issue and shouldnot be politicized.Police will take proper action in this matter, he added.
Junagarh police recorded victim”s statement under 161 Cr.P.C. and accordingly arrested Lalindra Sabar and forwarded to court.
On Thursday junagarh police had forwarded the accused persons Amit Naik(30), [email protected] Prakash Naik(22), Santa Naik(24), Labanya Chhatria(21), Aniruddha Chhatria (22) to the court and one minor forwarded to the Juvenile justice board in gang rape case said SP Kalahandi. Accused persons [email protected] Binod Naik(32) Tikamani Podh (32) and Swayambar bag (30) were forwarded to court liable under IT Act for making the video viral, SP added.