Puri gangrape: NSUI workers throw tomatoes in the minister's house

BHUBANESWAR: Wings of the opposition of students and women and BJP on Wednesday he held demonstrations here in protest against the gangrape of a girl in Puri allegedly by two people, including a former policeman.

Members of the National Student Union of India (), the student wing of Congress, threw tomatoes at the residence of the Minister of State for Home in the Unit-4 area here during their rally.

The police arrested several student activists.

(DS) Mishra remained silent on the gangrape. He did not meet the victim or open his mouth about the incident. Instead, he is busy with the work of the party. We demand his resignations, as well as the Chief Minister Ship in Patnaik , Said the secretary general of NSUI, Rajeeb Pattanaik.

Demanding stringent action against the culprits, workers of the Congress's student body warned that they will hurl eggs at Chief Minister Ship in Patnaik if it is not done.

The girl was allegedly raped in groups on Monday by two people, including Jitendra Sethi, who is a fired agent, inside a room assigned to his wife, a policewoman. The two were arrested on Tuesday.

Members of the judicial arrest while marching towards Naveen Niwas, the residence of the prime minister here, demanding strict measures against all the culprits who were involved in the rape of the girl.

"We also demand the resignation of Chief Minister Ship in Patnaik who holds the Home portfolio. As the Home Minister, it is his duty to ensure safety of women," said Morcha president Prabhati Parida.

Mahila Morcha activists fought with female police officers who stopped their demonstration. Many of them were arrested and released later, police said.

Police said efforts are being made to present the charge sheet in the case within 20 days and that four teams have been formed to track the other two defendants who are released.

Sethi, the arrested police officer, had offered the girl a ride in her car that showed a police identity card while waiting for a bus. There were four people in that car and two of them raped her after taking her to the temple city.