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Suspected Maoist to undergo medical exam

Suspected Maoist to undergo medical exam
Suspected Maoist Soni Sori was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for a medical examination for the injuries she allegedly suffered in Chhattisgarh Police custody.

'She was admitted on Thursday morning. The board has been constituted as per directions of Supreme Court,' said Y K Gupta, public relations officer of AIIMS.

The AIIMS director has constituted a three-member board for the medical examination, the report for which would be submitted within the stipulated time, said a source.

'She has been admitted at an isolation ward in the emergency department,' the official added.

The board includes head of the department of gynaecology, endocrinology and cardiac department.

Soni, a 35-year-old primary school teacher from Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, is an aunt of Lingaram Kodopi, recently arrested for allegedly acting as a conduit between the Maoists and Essar Group. She was apprehended from Katwaria Sarai by a Delhi Police team on 4 October 2011.

She had alleged that foreign particles had been thrust into her private parts and her health was deteriorating.

The board of doctors has to submit its report to the Supreme Court by 10 July.

Sori, accused of receiving 'protection money' from the Essar Group on behalf of the rebels, was brought to Delhi early Wednesday for independent medical examination ordered by the apex Court.

'On Wednesday, she could not be admitted at AIIMS for whatever reasons. Instead, she was lodged in a police lockup near AIIMS,' said Colin Gonsalves, Sori's counsel.
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