Rohtak suicide case: Unfortunate that girls have to take such steps, says NCW member Shamina Shafiq

Referring to the suicide of Rohtak girls after alleged harassment, National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq on Wednesday said that it is unfortunate that despite the presence of laws to protect girls, they have to take such extreme steps.

Rohtak: Referring to the suicide of Rohtak girls after alleged harassment, National Commission for Women (NCW) member Shamina Shafiq on Wednesday said that it is unfortunate that despite the presence of laws to protect girls, they have to take such extreme steps.

“It is unfortunate that despite the presence of several laws made to protect the women, girls have to take such extreme measures,” she said.

 

Shamina Shafiq,NCW on Rohtak girls suicide incident : Unfortunate that even after several laws,girls have to take such extreme measures

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Shafiq was referring to the suicide of two teenage girls in Rohtak – Nikita Duhan (17) and Madhu (16) – after they were repeatedly harassed and stalked by a group of youths.

They followed the girls from their home to coaching institute and back.

Fed up of the continuous harassment, the two girls drank mango drinks laced with poison at their coaching institute.