Motihari gang-rape: Doctors in Bihar continue to use two-finger test, says NCW report

Last Updated: June 29, 2016 at 6:59 am

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) will on Wednesday submit to the Prime Minister’s Office its report on the alleged gang-rape of a 21-year-old in Bihar’s Motihari.

The NCW had announced an inquiry into the incident and one of its members had visited the town in Bihar’s East Champaran district as part of a fact- finding mission.

Sushma Sahu, the NCW member who traveled to Motihari, said: “In the report, we have mentioned that doctors in Bihar still continue to use the two-finger test, which has already been banned. We have also sought details from the doctor who carries out medical tests on rape survivors because we suspect that several rape cases are simply brushed aside.”

“We will also summon the civil surgeon on July 1. We also have several issues specifically about the local police and we will be sharing those with the Home Minister (Rajnath Singh).”

The girl was allegedly gang-raped by five men in Motihari nearly a week ago.

Five men, who had stormed into the woman’s hut, dragged her out and gang-raped her in front of her parents and neighbours. The accused had allegedly inserted a pistol and a wooden stick in her private parts.