Anita Agnihotri, Member-Secretary, National Commission on Women visits SCB
Anita Agnihotri, Member-Secretary, National Commission on Women visits SCB
Bhubaneswar: The State Commission for Women (SCW) has pointed finger to the role of police and doctors in the Pipili gangrape case. In her report submitted to the State Government, the Commission Chairperson Dr. Jyoti Panigrahy has questioned the negligence of local police and doctors while investigating case which was prima facie that of partial hanging.

While there was no mention of any sexual assault, the doctors should have taken note of the partial hanging injury and intimated the police which was not done, Dr. Panigrahy said.

Adding more Dr. Panigrahy suggested that strict action should be taken against the doctors due to their negligence.

The report also recommended that Government should take action against the SCB doctors for having discharged the victim on December 14 last year, when she was not fully cured.

“When the doctors of SCB discharged her on the request of her relatives, she was in no stage to be discharged. Rather she should have been referred for better treatment,” Dr. Panigrahy observed in the report.

The State Women panel submitted its report to the Government at a time when Anita Agnihotri, the Member-Secretary of the National Commission for Women (NCW) is in the State on a three-day trip from Thursday to probe into the incident.