New Delhi: A Delhi court has expressed its
displeasure with National Commission for Women (NCW) over its
failure to respond to its notice for rehabilitation of a
woman whose husband was murdered allegedly by her father and
others in a case of suspected caste killing.
Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal termed the
non-appearance of any representative from NCW as "unfortunate"
despite the notice of June one.
The court issued a fresh notice and sought the response
from NCW on July 16 saying the organisation was required to
work out some scheme for rehabilitation of the victim who was
also allegedly gangraped last year for marrying a man in the
same `gotra` (clan).
"In the peculiar facts and circumstances of the present
case, there are allegations of caste killing of the husband
of the victim allegedly by her father, brother and other
persons and there are also allegations of gangrape against two
"And if no rehabilitation is provided to these sort of
victims, then the entire social fabric would be in danger and
NCW is one of the premier organisations which is engaged in
rehabilitation work of those kind of hapless victims," the
The court passed its order when public prosecutor G S
Guraya pointed out before it the statement of the victim that
she had no one to go to as her father had allegedly killed her
husband Virender on October 17, 2009.
It also directed the police to provide adequate security
to the victim till any alternative arrangement was made.