Pipili case: Dismissed cop says he was made scapegoat

Appearing for the first time before the judicial commission of enquiry for cross examination on Saturday, dismissed police inspector Amulya Kumar Champatiray claimed that he was singularly picked up and painted as a villain in the Pipili gangrape and murder of a dalit girl in 2011.

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 07, 2015, 23:19 PM IST

Cuttack: Appearing for the first time before the judicial commission of enquiry for cross examination on Saturday, dismissed police inspector Amulya Kumar Champatiray claimed that he was singularly picked up and painted as a villain in the Pipili gangrape and murder of a dalit girl in 2011.

Responding to a question on his dismissal from the job, the former inspector-in-charge of Pipili police station said actions against him were taken without giving him an opportunity to defend himself.

No senior police officer of Puri district, including the then SP, or even the crime branch officials had asked him anything about the incident, Champatiray told the Commission.

He also denied that he ever suggested the father of the victim to file a written complaint at a later date on the day of the incident.

"It is not correct that the victim's father had come to the police station on November 29, 2011, to lodge a verbal complaint about the incident and I suggested him to file a written complaint the next day," Champatiray said.

The cross examination of the dismissed police officer however, remained inconclusive today and the Commission adjourned the matter to February 28.