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
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.