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New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices, returnable within four weeks, to the Director General of Police, Chhattisgarh, and Union Home Secretary over allegations that on April 2, 2017, at 4 am some unindentified CRPF/Police personnel entered a house at Patel Para at village Chintagufa in Sukma district a of Chhattisgarh looking out for a man said to be a member of Sangham. They dragged out the 15 year old sister of the man and allegedly raped her.

They also allegedly severely beat her family members when they tried to rescue the girl. The victim and her mother are being kept in custody by police and pressure is being mounted on the victim to change her statement. The reporter of the newspaper, who had reported the incident, is also allegedly being questioned, an NHRC release said.   Police authorities have denied the allegations saying that they were aimed at demoralising police force.

The NHRC has observed that the allegations, if true, raise an issue of violation of human rights. The CRPF/Police personnel are public servants to protect the citizen’s rights not to violate them. The perpetrators are required to be booked under law. There is extreme need to provide protection and proper counselling along with relief and rehabilitation to the victim and her family members, said the NHRC release.

The Commission took cognizance of the matter on the basis of news clippings and the copies of the complaints by the victim’s mother to the SP and by Bhartiya Mahila Federation, Sukma, to District Collector, brought to its notice by  Nandani Sundar, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Delhi, seeking its intervention.

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