Report by Nishapati Nayak; Cuttack: Tension prevailed on the premises of SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack today during the discharge of Kunduli gang rape survivor from the hospital.
As per sources, mother of the survivor was allowed to accompany her daughter in the vehicle meant to shift her but family members insisted girl’s aunt should also accompany them. Their demand was backed by supporters who started an altercation with police present there.
As ruckus ensued, police resorted to mild lathicharge to control the crowd following which, Koraput MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria sat on a dharna in front of the hospital.
Sagaria withdrew his agitation only after the survior’s mother and her aunt were allowed to board the vehicle.
Meanwhile, Dr Sriprasad Mohanty, head of the team of doctors treating the survivor said that her family members hindered the treatment process. She should have been kept under observation for 10 more days and though she is physically fit there was a need of Psychiatric treatment, he added.
Earlier on November 25, family members of the girl had lodged a complaint at Manglabag police station citing life threat to her and demanded immediate discharge from SCB medical.
Mother of the survivor claimed that even if the mental condition of her daughter was stable the hospital authorities are shifting her to the mental ward intentionally.