Kandhamal nun rape case verdict on March 14
Cuttack: The Cuttack district sessions court has fixed March 14 to deliver its verdict in a case involving rape of a Christian nun allegedly by religious fanatics during Kandhamal riots in Odisha.
The trial in the case began here in August 2010 and after the completion of the hearing yesterday, the court has fixed the said date.
On the last day of the hearing, the counsel of the accused questioned the identity of the nun and wondered as to how the state crime branch police went to New Delhi and recorded her statements whose whereabouts came in the front after she held a press conference much later after the alleged incident.
He further questioned the veracity of the statements of the prosecution and alleged that much of it is prevaricated.
Thirty-eight people were killed in the Kandhamal riots during 2008 occurred in the tribal-dominated district in the aftermath of the killing of VHP leader Laxmanananda Saraswati at the Jalespata Ashram.
The nun had alleged she was attacked, gang-raped and paraded semi-naked through the streets two days later in Kandhamal.
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