2 Days After Gangrape In Ghaziabad, 13-Year-Old Rape Survivor Waits For Medical Test

| January 16 , 2018 , 10:20 IST

The ordeal for a 13-year-old gangrape survivor in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad is far from over, even two days after she was allegedly gangraped. The minor is still waiting to undergo a medical examination as well as the two minor boys that are the accused in the case, the police said on Tuesday.

According to Senior Sub-Inspector of Sahibabad Jitender Singh, no medical examination could be conducted even after 2 days due to the non-availability of doctors at the government hospital.

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The 13-year-old girl, was playing in the field with two boys from her neighbourhood on Saturday evening when the accused took her to a secluded place and took turns to rape her while the other gagged her, the girl's father said in the FIR filed after the incident.

The accused had threatened the victim against telling anyone about the incident, but she told her parents about the ordeal soon after reaching home, after which an FIR was filed. The case has been lodged under section 376 of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

Receiving prompt medical care and medical examination after an incident of rape is of the utmost importance, as the proof and evidence of the rape can be recovered, which would help in the investigation as well as the filing of charges. Apart from evidence, an early medical test would help identify any underlying physical complication due to the gangrape.