Shruti’s medical report may lead to more trouble

Faridkot-Fresh complications have apparently emerged after the medical examination of Shruti Sachdeva who had allegedly eloped or was abducted by Nishan Singh. Sources with access to her medical report hint at the possibility that Shruti may be pregnant though doctors are unwilling to go on record on the issue. The Faridkot police, which refused to comment on the medical report, also remains indecisive whether or not to slap rape charges against the main accused, Nishan Singh.

As the girl has so far made no complaint against Nishan Singh, the police in Faridkot is still awaiting the nod from the higher-ups in Chandigarh for further action in the case.Though both Faridkot Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) GS Toor and Deputy Commissioner Ravi Bhagat were present at the medical college when Shruti was brought there from the Nari Niketan at Jalandhar, they declined to comment on the medical report and the further course of action.

“First the medical report will be presented in court tomorrow and then the next course of action will be decided”, the SSP said.

Demanding strict action against all the accused in this case, Shruti’s parents and members of the local Action Committee, which has been protesting against the government for “mishandling” the case, today submitted a memorandum to Justice RS Malik of the Punjab and Haryana High Court who was in Faridkot today to preside over the Legal Literacy Youth Festival.

Demanding a CBI inquiry, Shruti’s parents accused the police of shielding the accused by dubbing the case as one of elopement. They questioned the September 23 court order sending Shruti to the Nari Niketan without conducting a medical examination on her. When the girl was brought to the medical college yesterday, her parents reached there too and pleaded with the police to be allowed to meet her. Shruti’s mother was allowed to meet her for five minutes.

On the intervention of the Faridkot DC, Shruti’s parents and her elder sister reached the Nari Niketan at Jalandhar to meet her. “My daughter is under tremendous stress. We have no information about the medical report. I want my daughter back”, she said.