Court anguished at Soni Sori's medical report

December 03, 2011 02:57 am | Updated November 17, 2021 12:06 am IST - New Delhi:

A report submitted by a Kolkata hospital, which examined tribal teacher Soni Sori, who was allegedly tortured by the Chhattisgarh police, has said two stones were found in her private parts and rectum.

Anguished at the report, a Bench of Justices Altamas Kabir and S.S. Nijjar of the Supreme Court on Friday sought the Chhattisgarh government's response. It also directed the State government to shift her to the Raipur jail after senior counsel Colin Gonsalves told the court that the teacher's life was in danger in the Jagadalpur prison.

Ms. Sori was arrested for her alleged links with Maoists.

She moved the court alleging police torture. On the directions of the Bench, she was shifted out of the State and examined by doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata for the injuries she sustained in police custody. Counsel wanted Ms. Sori taken out of the Jagadalpur prison.

The Bench posted the matter for final hearing in January next.

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