NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan government over beating & parading naked a pregnant woman
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 06, Sep 2023, 14:13 pm IST | UPDATED: 06, Sep 2023, 14:17 pm IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that a pregnant woman was allegedly beaten up and paraded naked in the village by her family members in Pratapgarh district of Rajasthan on 31st August, 2023. Reportedly, a video of the incident also went viral on social media.
The Commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raise serious issues of the violation of human rights of the victim. Accordingly, it has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Rajasthan, calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks.
The report should also include the action taken against the perpetrators and the status of the investigation being conducted after registration of FIR in the matter. The Commission would also like to know about the health status of the victim woman and compensation, if any, provided to her by the administration.
According to the media report, carried on 2nd September, 2023, the woman had gone with a man to a nearby village from where her family members brought her back and subjected her to inhuman treatment. The victim woman reportedly kept begging for help, but people chose to make videos of her instead of coming forward for help.