WB rape: Govt`s response premature, says NCW
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 00:24
New Delhi: Terming as "premature" the West Bengal government's response to the Park Street car rape case, the National Commission for Women on Monday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that the incident was fabricated could influence the investigation process.

"NCW is concerned of the reported statements of the West Bengal government saying the claim of the woman was fabricated. The reaction should have been given after a thorough investigation of the matter and such premature reaction can influence investigation," NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma said in a statement here.

Banerjee had said the rape of the Anglo-Indian woman was a "fabricated story" intended to malign her government and blamed some TV channels for projecting it.

The NCW also slammed Kolkata Police for purportedly not cooperating with the victim and pulled them up for the delay caused in her medical examination.

The Commission has also sought response from the state government on the progress made in the investigation and the relief provided to the victim.

On February 5, five man picked up the woman, in her mid-30's and a mother of two children, in a car from outside a night club on Park Street in central Kolkata and raped her at gunpoint.

She alleged that the police ignored her complaints when she mustered courage to report the incident four days later at Park Street police station.


First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 00:24

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