She had been discharged from SCB medical college and hospital on Nov 27 and she had returned back to her home in Koraput district.
Members of Congress's women wing also protested and tried to enter the chief minister's house, Bhoi said. In the state capital of Bhubaneswar, BJP workers clashed with police during a protest march.
The girl's mother alleged that her daughter was forced by the police to say that she was not raped.More news: A Fresh Look At Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE:VIPS)
The family of the minor tribal girl from Odisha's Koraput, who was allegedly gang-raped by paramilitary soldiers past year, staged a protest with her body and refused to give their consent for an autopsy on Tuesday, a day after she hanged herself to death. This incident of gang rape happened on 10 October 2017, when the victim was returning home from Kunduli market when she was allegedly abducted and by four persons who she said were in uniform.
The police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protestors and detained several saffron leaders including Odisha BJP Vice President Sameer Mohanty, General Secretary Bhrugu Baxipatra, Mahila Morcha President Prabhati Parida and firebrand leader Lekhasri Samantsinghar. As the authorities did not agree, they forcibly took her body away sparking tension in the CHC. "We took her to Kunduli Community Health Centre where the doctors declared her brought dead", the SDPO said.
Rajendra Dadua, president of Zilla Dom Samaja, said, "The state government did not take her plight seriously and justice was denied to her".More news: Share Activity Lifted for Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (PANW)
The State government, which had ordered a Crime Branch probe into the case, had then ordered a judicial probe to conducted by a sitting District Judge.
The Human Rights Protection Cell (HRPC) of Odisha police, however, had told the State Human Rights Commission in November that there was no medical evidence of rape though the girl was examined by three teams of medical experts.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had on Monday condoled the victim's death, while opposition leaders blamed his government for the delay in providing justice to her.More news: US Government shutdown: After three days, Democrats strike a deal with Republicans