NHRC sends notice to Chhattisgarh govt over assault against women

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New Delhi : Crime against women is on the rise in the country. The recent atrocities proved that women are not safe in India, from Bengaluru mass molestation to Bhubaneswar assault row, the law and order is not in good form.  

In another such incident, The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Chhattisgarh government over the alleged rape, sexual and physical assault of 16 tribal women by the state police in 2015.

The news has send shocked waves across the nation.

Holding the state government “liable” for the crimes, the human rights body asked chief secretary to answer.

The relief that it intends to recommend was Rs 3 lakh each to eight victims of rape, Rs 2 lakh each to six victims of sexual assault, and Rs 50,000 each to two victims of physical assault.

It was also reported that belongings of many villagers were destroyed, stolen or scattered by the forces passing through the villages.

The Commission said the allegations were reiterated before an NHRC team which conducted a spot investigation before the magistrate. It has found a total of 34 victims and was waiting for the recorded statement of about 20 other victims.