Alleged Sumbal Rape Incident: Medical report rules out sexual assault

Bandipora, May 28: A copy of medical report about the alleged Sumbal rape incident that is a part of charge sheet filed by police in the court of law is viral since Tuesday morning. The medical report vide number SKIMS-MCH/ 2019-2765-70 claims that girl child has not been sexually assaulted. It is duly signed by Consultant on Duty, Gynea and OBs, SKIMS MCH, Bemina, In Charge, HOD Gynea and OBs, SKIMS Medical College Hospital and Medical Superintendent.
On 8 May this year, a family from Tirgam Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district had accused a neighbouring boy of tarnishing the chastity of her 3 year old girl. The accused was immediately arrested and lodged at police station Sumbal and an FIR vide number 81/19 was accordingly registered. He was booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) sections 3 and 5 and 376 AB, 363 and 342 RPC.
Police had constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) comprising SDPO Sumbal, SHO Sumbal and Senior PO to investigate the case.
It may be recalled that soon after the news about the alleged rape spread, widespread protests broke out across Kashmir.
The protesters clashed with the government forces in which one youth was killed in Pattan area of north Kashmir.
The families of both accused and victim leveled allegations at each other. While the father of the victim claimed that her little kid was violated, the father of the accused alleged that his son was framed by his neighbor to occupy his property.
On May 22, Jammu and Kashmir State Legal Services Authority released Rs 1 lakh as interim relief to the minor alleged rape victim. The amount was released under J&K Victim Compensation Scheme, 2013.
A couple of days back Police filed 87 page chargesheet (evidences, medical report of JVC, CHC Sumbal and final FSL report) in this before the special court of Principal District and Sessions Judge Bandipora.
The purported medical report of JVC Bemina, a copy of which lies with a news agency has virtually ruled out the sexual assault.
The doctors in their medical report has maintained that there was no evidence of any injury around the private parts due to which the actual source of bleeding could not be determined.
“As per the detailed examination of the child there were no marks of injury on any part of the body including the private parts. There was no active bleeding from private parts while the mere presence of faint blood stains is not sufficient evidence to confirm that the child has been sexually assaulted.,” reads the report.
Pertinently, the court has set 1st June 2019 as first day of hearing in the case. (CNS)