Saturday, June 23, 2018

NCW sends team to probe gang-rape of NGO women in Jharkhand

New Delhi, Jun. 22 (PTI): The National Commission for Women is sending an inquiry team that will go to Khunti district in Jharkhand to look into the alleged gang-rape of five women, the NCW chairperson said.
Five women working with an NGO were allegedly raped at gunpoint by a group of at least five men when they had gone to Chochang village in Khunti district in Jharkhand to create awareness on migration and human trafficking, police said on Friday.
The three-member team would be led by Under-Secretary Preeti Kumar, who would travel to Khunti with a junior technical officer and a lawyer to take stock of the situation, said NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma.
Sharma said the NCW has also written to Jharkhand’s police chief D.K. Pandey to probe the matter properly and has directed him to apprise the commission about action being taken in the matter at the earliest.
A 11-member team of a non-governmental organisation had gone to the village to perform a street play on migration and human trafficking.
A group of men arrived on the scene and took some of them to a nearby forests at gunpoint and raped them.

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