Saturday, February 11, 2012

[ZESTCaste] Pipili rape victim's AIIMS report submitted to HC

India | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:42pm IST
Pipili rape victim's AIIMS report submitted to HC
Press Trust of India

Cuttack: The crime branch of Odisha Police probing the sensational
Pipili Dalit rape case on Friday submitted a medical examination
report prepared by experts from AIIMS to the Orissa High Court.

Submitting the report in a sealed cover, the government advocate
prayed that since the case is under investigation, the contents of the
AIIMS report may not be made public now lest it hamper further probe.

The police also submitted a five-page report detailing the status of
investigation into the case till date to the high court, which is
monitoring the probe on a regular basis.
Pipili rape victim's AIIMS report submitted to HC

The crime branch which took up the case after over seven weeks of the
reported incident had requisitioned the services of AIIMS doctors
comprising forensic and medicine toxicology and gynaecology experts
having knowledge of DNA studies.

The experts team had examined the victim at SCB Medical College
Hospital, Cuttack late last month before making an on the spot visit
to the girl's native village at Arjungoda in Pipili of Puri district.

Sources said the AIIMS report had reached police on Thursday.

The superintendent of SCB Medical College and Hospital submitted a
health status report of the rape victim to the high court stating that
there has been no significant improvement in her condition.

The 19-year-old girl is in coma ever since she was allegedly raped and
faced a murder bid on November 28, 2011 and is under treatment at the
hospital for nearly a month following a direction from the high court.

A team of doctors drawn from at least five departments is keeping a
close watch of the girl who is now in the intensive care unit.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who went to the hospital during the day
to meet hooch tragedy victims also visited the girl and discussed with
the doctors regarding her treatment.

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