On October 20, 2011, the Supreme Court of India directed the State of Chhattisgarh to get Soni Sori examined by the doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. After weighing the evidence and oral arguments from both sides, it observed:
6. Having considered the submissions made on behalf of the respective parties and also according to the medical status of the Petitioner indicated in the Affidavit filed ..., the injuries sustained by the Petitioner No.1 do not prima facie appear to be as simple as has been made out to be by the Chhattisgarh police.
The complete order is available here.