LAHORE: A doctor who examined an alleged victim of rape aged five finally turned up in court on Thursday to reveal her findings at the ninth time of asking, after the judge threatened to withhold her salary if she again ignored court summons.
Dr Sadia told the court that when she had examined the girl after the incident in January, she had found that the hymen appeared to be intact, but there was a small laceration that wasn’t bleeding.
The court is trying a man for raping the five-year-old. The complainant in the case, the girl’s father, said that on January 31, he found his daughter’s undergarments stained with blood. She then told him that she had been raped by a friend’s father.
The prosecution also applied to have the accused medically examined. The court set October 26 for the cross-examination of the medical examiner and for arguments on the prosecution’s application. After the last hearing, which was the eighth time the doctor had been issued notice but did not appear, the judge wrote to the medical superintendent of Jinnah Hospital asking him to withhold her salary unless she turned up.
Source: The Express Tribune