Imphal, July 20: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police (DGP) of Manipur, calling for a detailed report on the matter of 2 women paraded naked and then gang-raped by a mob on May 4, 2023, a video of which has gone viral.
In the letter sent on Thursday, NHRC, India, said it has taken cognizance of complaints seeking its urgent intervention into the incident of a mob taking away five members of a tribal family from police custody in B Phainom village of Kangpokpi district in Manipur on 4 May 2023.
The mob then proceeded to parade two women naked, brutally gang-raped one of them, and murdered two male members of the family, who tried to protect the women.
The Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Manipur calling for a detailed report in the matter within 4 weeks. “It should include the status of the investigation of the FIRs registered with regard to the incidents, health status of the victim women and other injured persons as well as compensation, if any, granted to the aggrieved persons/ families,” the letter said.
“The Commission would also like to know about the steps taken/ proposed to be taken to safeguard human rights of the citizens, especially women and vulnerable sections of the society from such barbaric incidents,” it added.
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