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Press Release- NHRC takes action in a case of Rape of Women Prisoners in Haryana #Vaw

PRESS NOTE:

 

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After a complaint filed by Ravi Nitesh of Mission Bhartiyam (a youth organization), regarding ‘rape of two women prisoners in Nimika Jail of Haryana by Dy. Superintendent of Jail’ and where the National Human Rights Commission registered a case on his appeal vide case no 3396/7/3/2013, a report was asked by commission from DG (Prison), Haryana. The complainant Ravi Nitesh reported to commission about sexual exploitation of women prisoners and after their complaints with a judicial magistrate who was on an official visit to jail, women were later beaten by jail officials.

 

In his report to commission, DG (Prison) , Haryana sent a report on 09th July 2013 informed that inquiry by Addl. IG Prison, Haryana was conducted and found that allegations are false, however the report doesn’t rule out the possibility of beating of women prisoner by women warden. The report says that all allegation regarding sexual abuse or social and physical exploitation were found false. DG Prison also informed in their report that a FIR was also registered vide FIR no 139 dated 14.05.2013 at PS BallabhgarhNHRC received the copy of FIR and report and found serious loopholes such as:

 

1. Report does not show that statements of alleged victims were recorded during inquiry of Addl. IG Prison, Haryana and no copy of any such statement is enclosed with report.

 

2. Medical examination report , if any, is not enclosed in report. 

 

 

 

Commission again sent notice and directed to DG (Prison), Haryana to file their reply with availability of these documents within four weeks. Complainant will also receive a copy of report for the comments. In his complaint, complainant sought for legal action by commission against the Dy Superintendent Prison and Legal, Medical and Psychological assistance to victims.

 

 

 

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