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NHRC Case No.- 2125/18/26/2015, On dated 14/02/2015 the victim one dalit minor pregnant girl was tortured & confined by Doctor Ambika Mohapatra in Katringia Health Centre, Phulbani violate Human Rights in Phulbani Sadar PS Case No-22/2015.

This complaint dated 17.03.2015 has been sent to the Commission by Smt. Sangita Swain, Secretary, Human Rights Watch, alleging that on 14.02.2015, one dalit minor pregnant girl was tortured & confined by Dr. Ambika Mohapatra In Katringia Health Centre, Phulbani. The complainant sought intervention of the Commission for taking action against the accused and compensation to the victim. The Commission took cognizance on 31.03.2015 and called for reports from the Principal Secretary, Deptt. of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Odisha and Superintendent of Police, Kandhmal, Odisha. Pursuant to the directions of the Commission, the Superintendent of Police, Kandhamal, Phulbani, Odisha sent his report dated 06.05.2015, alongwith the report of DSP, HRPC, Kandhmal dated 04.05.2015. As per the report, on the written complaint of victim Arnapurna Kanhar, d/o. Giridhari Kanhar of Vill Damburipada, Phulbani Sadar, PS. Phulbani Sadar case No.22 dated 14.02.2015 u/s.417/493/342/323/506 IPC was registered against the accused Dr. Ambika Mahapatra and Chera @ Rajendra Kanhar of vill. Tadapanga,. During course of investigation, both the accused persons have been arrested and forwarded to judicial custody. Presently, the investigation of the case is in progress. It is further reported that joint enquiry in the matter was conducted by the SDPO and Tahasildar, Phulbani on 19.03.2015 and the enquiry report has been sent to the Collector, Kandhamal vide letter dated 21.03.2015 for providing the financial relief to the victim Arnapurna Kanhar. No report has since been received from the Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Odisha, Deptt. of Health & Family Welfare in response to Commission's communication dated 13.04.2015. The Commission has considered the above report. Let the Collector, Kandhamal & Superintendent of Police, Kandhamal, Odisha be asked to submit the current status/outcome of the investigation in PS Phulbani Sadar case No.22 dated 14.02.2015 u/s.417/493/342/323/506 IPC along with the status of financial relief to the victim Arnapurna Kanhar as recommended by the SDPO and Tahasildar, Phulbani in their joint enquiry report. A copy of the joint enquiry report dated 19.03.2015 submitted by the SDPO and Tahasildar, Phulbani, be sent to the Commission. Let a reminder be issued to the Principal Secretary to the Govt. of Odisha, Deptt. of Health & Family Welfare, to send action taken report in the matter. Response within six weeks.