Bhubaneswar: As the health condition of the alleged Pipili gang-rape victim continues to remain critical, the Odisha government has requested the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, to depute a neurologist for further examination of the girl, officials said on Wednesday.

The condition of the 19-year-old Dalit girl, who has been in the ICU of SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack since January first week, has not improved despite doctor's efforts, the state government said in a letter to AIIMS director.

The girl, who is in semi-coma stage, was allegedly raped and attempts were made to kill her at Arjungada village under Pipili police station area on November 28, 2011. She was admitted to SCBMCH following an order of the Orissa High Court.

The state government also mentioned in the letter that the director of National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Divakar Basak, during his recent visit, had called for the service of a neurologist from AIIMS for providing better medical care to the victim.

So far three commissions-- NCSC, National Commission for Women (NCW) and the State Commission for Women (SCW) have separately undertaken probe into the alleged rape and attempt to murder case involving the teenaged girl.

The SCW, which had submitted its enquiry report to the state government, blamed the doctors for the worsening health condition of the girl, while NCSC director expressed his displeasure over the treatment of the victim during initial days.

(Agencies)