Medical test does not confirm rape, say police

Police are struggling to establish a sequence of events leading to the alleged gangrape of a 19-year-old woman, who was found in a semi-conscious state near the gurdwara in Moti Bagh on Thursday morning.

The medical examination of the woman is also in contradiction of her allegations of gangrape.

The doctors at Safdarjung Hospital, where the woman was admitted to Gynaecology Emergency ward, said no "visible assault marks on her body or external genital injuries" were found during her examination.

Dr B D Athani, Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital, said, "We did not find any visible, external genital injuries, and we have stated that in our report. Now, it is now for the police to investigate and establish the case."

Doctors collected the woman's vaginal swabs, which will be sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) to test for semen samples. The clothes she was wearing during the alleged assault have also been sent to the FSL.

Doctors said the woman was brought to the hospital after 8.30 am and was under the influence of some intoxicant till the afternoon.

"We have collected her blood samples to confirm the nature of the intoxicating substance she had been given. We expect the reports by Saturday," Dr Athani said.

Doctors said after she regained consciousness in the afternoon, a psychiatric work-up was performed and her statement taken by police. "A team of psychiatrists examined her and gave her the necessary support, before she gave her statement to the police," a doctor said.

He said by the evening, the psychiatrists who examined her said she was conscious and seemed well oriented. She is likely to be discharged on Friday.

There are contradictory reports on where the woman was raped police said she told them that she was raped in a building with "big gate" in Gurgaon, but another officer said she was raped in the rear seat of the car.

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