‘Kadana rape victim has suffered spinal cord injuries’

The victim of Kadana rape case in tribal the Panchmahals district has suffered injuries in her spinal cord and is likely to be shifted to Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad even as a top health official of the region started inquiry in the alleged incident on Wednesday.

"She has suffered injuries in her spinal cord and that is causing lot of pain to her body. Right now, she is undergoing treatment in maternity ward and we shall take a call on referring her to Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad tomorrow," Ranjit Ravat, in-charge superintendent of Godhra Civil Hosptial said.

The 15-year-old had been admitted to the Godhra hospital on Tuesday after she was allegedly refused treatment at six hospitals. The teenager was allegedly abducted and raped by a distant relative and two others on December 27. The assailants, had then dumped her in bushes near her village.

The vicitm's family member had complained on Tuesday that she was unable to sit or stand up even to attend nature's calls.

Meanwhile, Regional Deputy Director (Health) Dr Bhagvatsinh Itare in Vadodara started inquiry in the alleged rape incident on Wednesday. "I have recorded statements of medical officers of Santrampur Hospital and community heath centre in Kadana. I have also recorded statements of Godhra Civil Hospital doctor who had attended her on Saturday and those of the victim's family members," Dr Itare told The Indian Express.

He would file his probe report to state health commissioner by Saturday, he added.

Since there is not a single gynaecologist in any of the government hospitals in the Panchmahals district, the victim had to be brought to government-run SSG Hospital for medical examination.

He said he had already reported the lack of gynaecologists in the district to higher authorities before the incident.

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