Two-finger test conducted on Motihari gang-rape victim despite court's ban, says NCW report
A 21-year-old woman, who was allegedly gangraped in Motihari in East Champaran district in Bihar on late Wednesday, was subjected to a two-finger test despite a ban by the Supreme Court, the National Commission for Women allegedly said in its report.
New Delhi: A 21-year-old woman, who was allegedly gangraped in Motihari in East Champaran district in Bihar on late Wednesday, was subjected to a two-finger test despite a ban by the Supreme Court, the National Commission for Women allegedly said in its report.
The women body today shared the report with the Prime Minister's Office and also sought an appointment with Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss its concern about the Bihar police administration.
Though, the NCW Chairperson did not divulge the details of the report, a source said it mentions that the alleged rape survivor had to undergo the two-finger test despite the court ban order. It is to be noted that the two-finger test conducted on rape victims by hospital administration was banned by the Supreme Court in 2013 who maintained that it violates the right of rape survivors' to privacy.
The report also questioned the role of doctors, alleging that they deliberately brush aside cases of rapes by meddling with test reports, the source claimed.
NCW is also expected to discuss with the Home Minister its concern about the Bihar police administration, the source said.
The Commission had instituted the inquiry into the gangrape and one of its members had visited the town as part of a fact-finding mission.
Two Union ministers from Bihar, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of State for Human Resources Development Upendra Kushwa, who had met the woman's family last week, compared the case with the December 16 gangrape incident.
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar too has come under Opposition fire over "increasing lawlessness" in the state.
The incident had taken place nearly a week ago. Five men who had stormed into the woman's hut, dragged her out and gangraped her in front of her parents and neighbours. The accused had allegedly inserted a pistol and a wooden stick in her private parts.
Five persons have been arrested in connection with the case and two policemen suspended for dereliction of duty.
(With PTI inputs)