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NHRC asks cops to explain delay in lodging FIR

Saturday February 16, 2013 12:33:11 PM, IANS

 

Mumbai: Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought explanation from the Maharashtra Police over delay in lodging an FIR of a young girl who was kidnapped after being rescued from a brothel.

The NHRC notice was sent Friday to the director-general of police (DGP) and superintendent of police (SP) Ahmednagar district, for alleged indifference in registering the First Information Report (FIR) of the victim, who was kidnapped after being rescued from a brothel in Dhule.

According to a local media report, on Jan 3, four people including a woman, abducted the 18-year-old girl when her fiancé had gone to a washroom.

She was rescued two days later, Jan 5, by her fiancé.

When they both went to lodge a complaint, instead of registering the kidnapping case and helping the girl, some policemen allegedly assaulted the fiancé with a belt.

It was only after media pressure, which generated public outcry, that a case was finally registered Jan 10 at the Tofkhana police station.

 



 


 





 

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