Bhopal gang rape: High Court asks Madhya Pradesh government for report in two weeks

The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over the manner in which the case pertaining to alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old girl was dealt by authorities, including police in

Published: 14th November 2017 08:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2017 08:06 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHOPAL: The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over the manner in which the case pertaining to alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old girl was dealt by authorities, including police in Bhopal.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice Hemant Gupta and Justice VK Shukla pulled up the government for the lapses in the probe, including the alleged delay in lodging of case and the preparation of flawed initial medical report of the gang-rape survivor by the government doctors.

The HC was particularly critical about the delay in lodging of the case in Bhopal and the mental agony which the gang-rape survivor and her kin underwent in getting the case lodged by the police nearly 24 hours after the shocking incident. The court directed the state government to submit in two weeks time the detailed Action Taken Report in the matter. 

The HC had on November 10, taken suo moto cognisance of media reports about lapses in the case, particularly the flawed initial medical report of the gang-rape survivor prepared by doctors at Sultaniya Hospital in Bhopal. 

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