Siliguri commissioner of police Anand Kumar said, “The accused is absconding. It was not a case of gangrape.”
The role of the local police has come under the scanner.
A doctor at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, where the victim is being treated, said, “The police swung into action only after the Delhi gangrape hit the national headlines.”
The doctor pointed out, “Though the FIR had clearly mentioned rape, the police did not immediately take the woman for a medical test.”
It was only from December 18 that the police got active and are doing what they should have done earlier,” the doctor said.