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No Shelter home for rape & domestic violence victims in Meghalaya

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 18:56

Shillong: Meghalaya has no shelter home for victims of rape and domestic violence in Garo Hills region of the state, according to the chairperson of the State Women Commission Theilin Phanbuh.

"The state government do not have a shelter home in the Garo Hills and a minor gang rape victim, was lodged in the house of the commission member at Tura," Phanbuh told PTI at the sideline of a an interactive session on women and their legal rights here today organized by the National Women Commission.

The minor girl who was gangraped at Williamnagar in East Garo Hills on the night of December 13 last year was denied admission by her school, Phanbuh said.

The Commission would constitute an inquiry into the case in which the victim was denied admission into her school in her town, she said.


First Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 18:56

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