Anita Agnihotri, Member-Secretary, National Commission on Women at SCB
Anita Agnihotri, Member-Secretary, National Commission on Women at SCB
Bhubaneswar: The National Commission for Women (NCW) in its inquiry report on the Pipli rape victim has raised objection against the role of police and held it responsible leading to the precarious condition of the victim.

Member secretary of NCW Anita Agnihotri who visited the State on February 2 had inquired into the alleged gangrape incident and submitted her report to the Commission on Friday.

The Commission in its report advised the State Home Secretary to issue a strong directive to the police administration to ensure registering of FIRs in cases of violence against women without delay.

The Commission pointed out that the victim could not get proper medical treatment due to failure on the part of the police officer in charge of Pipili police station in registering the FIR lodged by her parents on November 30 or the date of the occurrence.

The Commission further advised the State Government to formulate a mechanism for sharing the data among different medical institutions in referral cases so that victims could get better medical treatment. The Commission observed that there was complete lack of coordination among different medical institutions like the Pipili Primary Health Centre, Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar and the SCB Medical College and Hospital (SCB MCH) in Cuttack, which too was responsible for the present condition of the victim.