The police brought her back to Anandapur sub-divisional hospital where the doctors finally at about 9.30 pm on Thursday, conducted her preliminary examination
A gang rape survivor in Odisha’s Keonjhar district alleged that she had to wait in a police van for 12 hours for her medical examination. The incident took place in Anandapur sub-division of the district after a case of gang rape was registered at the Soso police station on Thursday. The 37-year-old woman was taken in a police van to Anandapur sub-divisional hospital on Thursday morning, where doctors refused to undertake her medical examination as the place of occurrence of the crime was under Salania Community Health Centre area.
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The police personnel accompanying the woman then took her to Salania CHC. She was made to sit in the police van as there was no lady doctor at Salania CHC to conduct a medical examination. The police brought her back to Anandapur sub-divisional hospital where the doctors finally at about 9.30 pm on Thursday, conducted her preliminary examination.
“I was told that the full medical examination could not be conducted during the night time. Therefore, I was asked to come on Friday,” the survivor said. “However, the woman finally got her complete medical examination done on Friday,” police said. The gang rape incident took place on January 18 when the survivor was returning from her relative’s house along with her cousin.
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