Govt urges neurologist from AIIMS for Pipli victim

Bhubaneswar: As health condition of the alleged dalit rape and attempt to murder victim of Pipli continued to remain critical, the state government had requested the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi to depute a neurologist for further examination, official sources said today. The condition of the 19-year-old girl, who had been treated at the ICU of the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack since January first week, did not improve despite best efforts of the doctors of the hospital, the state government said in a letter to the director of the AIIMS.

The girl, who was in semi-coma stage, was allegedly raped and attempts were made to kill her at Arjungada village under Pipli Police Station area on November 28, 2011. She was admitted to the SCBMCH following an order of the Orissa High Court. The state government also mentioned in the letter that the director of National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Dr Divakar Basak during his recent visit, had called for the service of a neurologist from the AIIMS, New Delhi for providing better medical care to the victim.

So far three commissions like NCSC, National Commission for Women (NCW) and the State Commission for Women (SCW) have separately undertaken probe into the alleged rape and attempt to murder case involving the teenaged girl. The SCW, which had submitted its inquiry report to the state government, blamed the doctors for the worsening health condition of the dalit girl, while NCSC director expressed his displeasure over the treatment of the victim during initial days.