Bhubaneswar: National Commission for Women (NCW) member Charu Walikhanna on Thursday questioned the involvement of a legislator in the transfer of deceased Ayush doctor Madhabilata from one hospital to a community health centre (CHC).
During her visit to Bramhagiri in Puri district, where Madhabilata was staying with her parents, Walikhanna too hinted at a political clout behind the mysterious episode that sent shock waves in the state.
“She (Madhabilata) could not be transferred as the doctor was on contractual basis. But I am surprised, how an MLA recommended her transfer first and then the same person wanted to take back his own request,” NCW member Charu Walikhanna said.
The commission member who was assisted by social activist Manasi Pradhan and NCW official Usha Kumari, also expressed displeasure over the psychological trauma the doctor’s family members have been passing through ever since the incident happened.
“Why the family is in a frightened state? I fear the MLA is putting pressure on the family members. All these need to be investigated,” she stated adding the probe report would be submitted within 10 days.
On November 6, 2012 though the State government ordered a Crime Branch probe into the incident, the Opposition political parties had been demanding a CBI probe alleging the involvement of Bramhagiri MLA Sanjay Dasburma in the mysterious death of the lady doctor whose body was found on the railway tracks at Malatipatpur station in Puri on October 12, 2012.
Dasburma however had scotched the allegation of his involvement in the case and mentally torturing the doctor.