NHRC asks Bihar govt to pay Rs 5l to rape victim
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Last Updated: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 21:22
New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today recommended to the Bihar government to pay Rs five lakh as interim relief to a woman raped by a home guard at a police outpost in the state last year.

The state Chief Secretary has been directed to send the proof of payment made to the victim within four weeks, an NHRC spokesperson said. The incident was reported from Bagah in Champaran West on March 4, 2011.

In addition, the district administration has also been asked to inform the Commission as to whether the victim belonged to SC/ST category.

The action came following a complaint by lawyer-activist Prabir Kumar Das in July, seeking NHRC's intervention in the matter.

In response to the Commission?s proceedings and notices in the matter, the Bihar government had informed that the accused home guard was arrested and proceedings in the court were initiated against him.

The process for termination of his service was also in progress. The ASI in-charge of the police outpost was also suspended and departmental proceedings were initiated against him, the NHRC spokesperson said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 21:22

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