Friday, July 1, 2011

UP: Case to be filed against 2 doctors for false rape statement

I honestly don't know what to say here. I can think of no valid reason that these doctors would make such a claim.

A case will be registered against two doctors who had wrongly stated that a 10-year-old dalit girl was sexually assaulted in Anwarpur village last Saturday, a senior police official said.

Dr Poonam Mani and Dr Sadhna Tiwari of Saraswati Institute of Medical Science in Pilakhuwa had stated this about the minor dalit girl who later succumbed to burn injuries, SSP Raghubir Lal said today.

Lal said that the postmortem did not confirm rape, but it stated that the 80 per cent burn injuries was the reason for the victim's death.

The victim was engulfed in flames when the door of the room was broken in order to save her, he said.

The SSP did not rule out suicide angle, besides family rivalry for the death.