Attempt to murder not rape Pipli victim:AIIMS report

Cuttack: The report on the Pipli rape victim prepared by a team of forensic experts from All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS), New Delhi has added a new twist to the much hyped incident. The AIIMS team headed by forensic expert Dr T D Dogra in its report submitted to the state crime branch revelaed that there was an attempt to murder the victim while there was no trace of gang rape. The crime branch submitted the AIIMS report today in the High Court here.

The AIIMS report based on forensic examination categorically stated that there was no evidence of gang rape while it was difficult to arrive at any conclusive opinion about one man sexually assaulting the victim on November 29, 2011. The report however made it absolutely clear that that the victim was strangulated with utmost force for over one minute in an attempt to murder. Theexpert team in its report feared that the victim would have died on the spot had she been strangulated for a few more seconds.

The crime branch investigating the sensational case had sought the assistance of the AIIMS experts to solve the case. The five-member team had examined the victim undergoing treatment in the SCB medical in Cuttack on January 28. Dr T D Dogra assisted by DNA and gynacology experts from AIIMS too had an on the spot inquiry in the village where the incident had taken place.