NHRC seeks report from Maharashtra govt on Bhandara murders
New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a notice to Maharashtra government asking it to submit a report on the alleged rape and murder of three minor sisters in Bhandara district.
Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report in this regard, the Commission issued the notice to the state Chief Secretary seeking the report within four weeks.
The three minor sisters, all below 11 years and missing since February 14, were allegedly raped and murdered at Murwadi village in the district.
The bodies were found later in a well on February 16.
Though police initially registered a case of accidental death, postmortem conducted yesterday at Bhandara confirmed sexual abuse and murder, police said. A case was registered under relevant sections of IPC against unidentified persons.
"They belong to a poor family. Quoting the villagers, the media report said that the post-mortem of the bodies was done only when they protested," the NHRC said in a statement.
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