NHRC seeks report from Rajasthan govt on Pratapgarh rape
New Delhi: The NHRC has sought a response
from the Rajasthan government within four weeks on reports
about alleged rape of a woman by two policemen in the premises
of a police station in Pratapgarh district.
The National Human Rights Commission, which took suo motu
cognisance of a media report in this regard, said if true, it
raises serious issues of "violation of human rights of women
in police custody at the hands of policemen who are supposed
to protect them".
It said according to the report, two constables from
Chhoti Sadri police station had on May 15 brought a woman,
belonging to the pastoral Gayatri community, forcibly to the
police station along with her father. "The report further
alleges that they took the woman to the residential quarters
of the police station and raped her," it said.
The incident had led to large scale violence in the
district with a 200-strong mob surrounding the police station.
The Commission issued notice to the Chief Secretary and
Rajasthan DGP to submit a report giving full details of the
incident, including monetary relief, if any, paid to the
victim as well as the action taken against the errant police