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New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) India, has taken cognisance of a complaint that a woman, victim of alleged sexual assault and police apathy, set herself afire along with a man outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on August 16, 2021. Subsequently both died while undergoing treatment at RML Hospital.

The Commission has issued notices to the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, and the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, to submit a detailed report within four weeks in the matter, along with the action initiated against the errant public servants. The DGP, Uttar Pradesh, has also been directed to ensure safety and security of the family members of the victims, according to an NHRC release.

Issuing the notices, the NHRC has observed that it is shocking how an alleged victim of sexual assault was feeling victimised by the system.

Before immolating themselves, they recorded a Facebook live video, wherein the woman said that in June 2019 she had lodged a rape case against an MP from Uttar Pradesh, but the accused police officials were supporting the alleged offender. Allegedly, instead of taking action against the accused MP, police registered a false case against her and got issued a non-bailable warrant against her.