Sunday, January 29, 2012

[ZESTCaste] AIIMS experts arrive to assist in Dalit girl rape case

AIIMS experts arrive to assist in Dalit girl rape case
PTI | 02:01 PM,Jan 28,2012

Bhubaneswar, Jan 28 (PTI) A team of experts from All India Institute
of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has reached Odisha to assist in Pipili
Dalit girl rape and attempted murder case on the invitation of the
state Crime Branch police. The four-member team, headed by Professor
and Head of Forensic Medicine Department, has experts from areas of
gynaecology, DNA and FMT, a senior official of Crime Branch of police
said. "The team members conducted examination of the alleged rape
victim from Pipili in Puri district who is undergoing treatment at the
ICU of SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack," the official said.
The examination, conducted for medico-legal purpose, would be useful
in the investigation into the alleged rape and attempted murder of the
19-year-old Dalit girl, crime branch sources said adding the team
would give its report in due course. As part of its probe, Crime
Branch police have already conducted polygraph tests on all the four
accused persons allegedly involved in the sensational case which had
triggered state-wide outcry and led to the resignation of Pipili MLA
Pradip Maharathy as state agriculture minister. The four accused
persons on whom lie detection test was conducted in two phases are:
Prasanta Pradhan alias Pasei, Sukanta Pradhan alias Abua, Premananda
Nayak and Buna Swain. The four youths who had been taken to CB custody
in different phases for interrogation are now lodged in a sub-jail in
Nimapada. The four were accused in the rape and attempt to murder of
the Dalit girl of Arjungada village in Pipili Police Station area of
Puri district on November 28, 2011. Though the girl's family moved
Pipli police station next day on November 29, the officer-in-charge
concerned refused to receive the complaint which later lead to his
dismissal from service. The police finally registered a case on
January 9, 2012 after a direction from State Human Rights Commission.
The victim girl, in a semi-coma stage, is struggling for survival at
SCB medical college hospital in Cuttack. PTI SKN AMD AMD

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