Lakhimpur case: FIR against 3 accused doctors



Lakhimpur, UP: A local court here has ordered that an FIR be lodged against three doctors, who had conducted the first post mortem of the 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped and killed inside the police station premises in Nighasan town.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Ram Kishore Shukla yesterday directed Lakhimpur kotwali police to register the FIR and investigate the case.

The order was issued after a local lawyer and general secretary of Bhrishtachar Virodhi Samgharsh Samiti (BVSS) Dharmendra Singh Suryavanshi moved the court demanding action against the three doctors for their negligence in discharge of their duties to the benefit of the accused of the girl's murder.

The three doctors have already been suspended by the government for dereliction of their duties.

The 14-year-old girl was found murdered in Nighasan police station premises and her mother had alleged rape and murder of her daughter by the policemen.

The panel of doctors comprising S P Singh, A K Sharma and A K Agrawal who had carried out the first post mortem on the victim claimed hanging as the cause of death in their report.

However, when the government ordered a fresh post mortem by a team of doctors from Lucknow it revealed strangulation to be the main cause of the death.

The post mortem report also disclosed four physical injury marks on the body, indicating brutality before the murder.

PTI