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NCW to probe railway employee molestation case

Last Updated: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 14:27

Bundi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has said it would initiate a probe into the alleged sexual harassment of a railway employee of Ajmer who tried to self-immolate herself.

"The commission is going to take cognisance in the matter of sexually harassed railway employee of Ajmer. The commission would first collect the facts and then investigate the matter," NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma told reporters here last evening.

Terming the sexual harassment of an employee by her two colleagues as a "a heinous crime", she said, "I would examine the matter personally and necessary action would be taken against the guilty".

Santosh Sharma, a senior booking clerk at Beawar junction under North-Western Railway (NWR) in Ajmer, self-immolated herself on Monday in front of the Divisional Railway Manager`s office, after she was allegedly sexually harassed by her two colleagues Sabarjeet Singh and Bhanwar Choudhary.

The victim is reported to have lodged a complaint to DRM and concerned police station but no action was taken, leading her to take the extreme step.

Meanwhile, Sharma said that the National Commission has already implemented policies to prevent harassment at offices in private sector, and the same would be enforced in government offices.


First Published: Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 14:27

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