Cuttack: Tension mounted up in the SCB Medical College and Hospital premises today at the time of the discharge of Kunduli gang rape survivor, after her family members got embroiled in an heated argument with the medical authorities over the victim accompanying them in the same vehicle as theirs.
The dispute arose after the medical authorities allowed only the minor girl’s mother with her in the same vehicle and asked the other family members to board another vehicle. A heated argument ensued between the kin of the victim and SCB staffs over the issue delaying the discharge of the gang rape survivor.
Later, Koraput MLA Krishna Chandra Sagaria also protested against the SCB authorities over the issue and sat on a dharna in front of the hospital along with scores of supporters. Realising that the situation was going out of control, security personnel posted at the hospital resorted to mild lathi charge to disperse the protesters.
The victim was finally discharged from the hospital and allowed to leave with her mother and another member accompanying her in the same vehicle.
The gang rape victim was shifted from Saheed Laxman Nayak Hospital in Jeypore and admitted to SCB Medical College & Hospital on November 19 after her health condition deteriorated.