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Panchmahal rape: Probe report expected today

Saturday, 5 January 2013 - 12:46pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna

The teenager was shifted to the city civil hospital on Thursday after it was found that she had suffered spinal injury.

The one-man panel inquiring into the denial of medical treatment to the teenage rape victim, from Kadana area of Panchmahal, is
expected to submit its report on Saturday.

The state health department had asked regional deputy director (health), Vadodara, Dr Bhagvatsinh Itare, to look into the matter.

The report is expected to cover the denial of medical test at Kadana and Santrampur community health centres as well as Godhra Civil Hospital. The medical test was eventually conducted after a 24-hour delay at SSG Hospital, Vadodara, on December 28, 2012.

Talking to DNA, Dr Itare said that the inquiry was mainly into the denial of medical test at the health centres and the civil hospital. SSG Hospital was excluded from the investigation. The statements of the concerned doctors had been recorded and the report would be submitted on Saturday, he added.

No medical test was conducted at the CHCs or the civil hospital due to lack of gynaecologists. Sources said that the report might suggest the immediate appointment of gynaecologists at these places.

Talking to DNA, the father of the victim said that the family was still going through mental trauma, as it took four days to diagnose that she was suffering from spinal injury. “She would have been in a better shape on the sixth day of the rape if we would have received timely medical treatment,” he added.

The girl was shifted to Ahmedabad Civil Hospital on Thursday from Godhra Civil Hospital after it was found that she was suffering from spinal injury.

The 14-year-old girl was raped on December 27 by her fiancée in Kadana and a complaint was filed with the police. AM Bariya, sub-inspector at Kadana police station, arrested the accused Javed Qureshi, who was later send to judicial custody.

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