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Women outfits write to MCI

THE WOMEN outfits fighting for Ashiana rape victim have complained with the Medical Council of India (MCI) against the doctors who allegedly confirmed ?no rape? on the victim in their medical report.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 00:19 IST

THE WOMEN outfits fighting for Ashiana rape victim have complained with the Medical Council of India (MCI) against the doctors who allegedly confirmed ‘no rape’ on the victim in their medical report.

They have shot off a strongly-worded letter to the MCI bringing its attention to the doctors’ role of saving the rapists. They have demanded a probe into the matter and appropriate action against the guilty doctors.

In the letter, Madhu Garg of the All India Democratic Women’s Association and Prof Rooprekha Verma of  Sanjhi Duniya, alleged: “On May 3, 2005, a panel of doctors drawn from Balrampur Hospital and Veerangana Avanti Bai Hospital reported that no injury was found on the private parts of the victim. They did not confirm rape. The report of the panel of doctors does not mention any other bodily injury either. We had seen the girl soon after the incident and both print and electronic media showed injuries on her body. The girl was bleeding profusely and was in a bad shape. Her hands and body bore marks of burning and scratching.”

Madhu Garg says, “The medical profession is one of the noblest professions. We don’t expect such behaviour from the doctors. They have the honour of their patients in their hands. Doctors are the people who the patient confides in. We expect the saviours of our life to be more sensitive and less greedy.”

The letter further reads, “We wonder why the doctors have not recorded the injuries which were seen by many others at that time. Was this due to the pressure from the influential and politically well connected families to which the culprits belonged?”