NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan govt, police

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Taking suo motu of a media report that a 21-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped and killed by three persons including two police personnel on June 20 in Bikaner district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notices to Rajasthan government and state police.

The Rights body said it has issued notices to the State Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.

The NHRC said the report should include the present status of the investigation being conducted in the matter by the police, departmental action taken against the public servants, and arrest of the

third accused.

The Commission said it has also sought what relief has been granted by the State to the family of

the victim.

The Rights body has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, amount to the violation

of the human rights of the victim by those responsible for ensuring the safety and security of the citizens.

According to the media report, carried on June 22, both policemen had been suspended and the matter is being investigated, the Commission said in a statement.

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