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NHRC notices to DM and SP, Mathura in a case of sexual assault

ANI | Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:38

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a teenage Dalit girl was allegedly gang raped by six youths in Pingri village of Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh, on July 19 this year.

Reportedly, she had gone to a temple to attend an overnight religious event. When she went to relieve herself at a nearby field, she was abducted and sexually assaulted.

The commission has observed that the contents of the press report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim and issued notices to the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, calling for a report in the matter within two weeks.

First Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 14:38

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