Raipur, 7th June 2021: The family members of a girl who was killed in an encounter in Chhattisgarh have made serious allegations against the police.

Family members say that the girl was raped before the encounter. The family alleges that the police picked up the girl from their house and then after raping her in the forests of Dantewada, they had an encounter. Family members say that on May 31, the police carried out this encounter.

However, the police have now dismissed the allegations as baseless.
Police claim that the autopsy of the girl was done as per the law and no evidence of rape has been found.

On June 6, the relatives of the deceased girl filed a case in this matter and raised the demand for an investigation. In the complaint lodged by the family members by writing a letter to the police, it has been said that the District Reserve Guards (DRG) personnel had taken the girl away from home at midnight and later she was killed.
The mother of the deceased girl has alleged that the security forces used physical force on her daughter and took her to the forest.

The letter further claimed that the security forces then raped and killed her and gave her the name of a Maoist. In the letter written by the relatives demanding justice, it has also been claimed that there were many marks of wounds on the body of the girl. The family has also claimed to have identified 7 DRG jawans who had entered their house that night.

Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police, Bastar Range, Sundarraj P has denied the allegations of the family, claiming that the encounter was based on an operation and the woman was not picked up from her house. The IG has said that “On May 31, the presence of a cadre of Maoists, PLGA Platoon No 16, was reported. After which this operation was launched.”

Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav said that these allegations are being made under the pressure of Maoists. After this encounter, a meeting was held in the village on 4th June. Naxalites had also participated in this meeting and they have lodged this complaint by pressurizing the villagers. All allegations are baseless.