Bhubaneswar: The mother of the Pipili rape
victim, who is undergoing treatment under tight security at
SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack, on Friday expressed
concern over the safety of her daughter and urged the National
Commission for Women to save her.
"My daughter was raped and attempts were made to kill her
as she became an witness to the rape of one of her friends in
2008," Kamala Behera told NCW member secretary Anita
Agnihotri, who began probe into the alleged rape and
attempt to murder of the 19 year-old Dalit girl yesterday, met
Behera and other members of the family at Arjungada village
today, official sources said.
The girl`s mother also drew NCW`s attention to the local
police`s refusal to accept the family`s FIR after the incident
and government hospital doctors allegedly avoiding to treat
The girl, she said, was first taken to government
hospital at Pipli which referred her to Capital Hospital in
Bhubaneswar. The Capital Hospital in turn sent her to SCB
Medical College Hospital from where she was discharged before
she was cured.
She is now at the ICU of SCB Medical College Hospital
since January first week following a direction by Orissa High