CB-CID indicts 3 doctors in Lakhimpur rape case
Three doctors who allegedly submitted a misleading autopsy report of a 14-year-old girl at a police station in the Lakhimpur-Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh may be indicted.lucknow Updated: Jun 16, 2011 23:22 IST
Three doctors who allegedly submitted a misleading autopsy report of a 14-year-old girl at a police station in the Lakhimpur-Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh may be indicted.
Complaints will be registered against SP Singh, AK Agarwal and AK Sharma for writing in their report that the girl had committed suicide by hanging, a senior police officer said. A second autopsy, conducted by Lucknow doctors, said the girl was murdered by strangulation.
In its preliminary report, the crime branch of the criminal investigation department (CB-CID) said on Wednesday there was an attempt to rape the girl. Neither of the two autopsy reports had confirmed this.
The CB-CID report also claims that three doctors were negligent while conducting the autopsy, said an officer on condition of anonymity. “How could a girl who was just four feet and 10 inches tall commit suicide by hanging from a tree branch just four feet and eight inches high?” the officer said. “The second autopsy report confirmed the girl was murdered.”
The CB- CID team grilled the three doctors who conducted the first autopsy and recorded their statement. The doctors have named an “influential” person on whose direction they submitted the wrong report, sources said. The CB-CID will interrogate this person.
The agency is also likely to recommend strict action against the cops stationed at the Nighasan police station when the girl was murdered. The state government has already suspended 11 police personnel posted at the police station while a complaint has been registered against four cops — BK Singh, Ramchandra, Umashankar and Shivkumar. Lakhimpur police have arrested Ramchandra.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Wednesday, directed the state government to apprise the court of the progress of CB-CID probe on June 17.
First Published: Jun 16, 2011 23:19 IST