Thursday, February 21, 2013

NHRC issues notice to Maharashtra Govt. on alleged rape and killing of three minor sisters in District Bhandara.

New Delhi, 21st February, 2013

The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report alleging that 3 minor sisters were raped and killed at a Dhaba in Village Lakhni, District Bhandara, Maharashtra when they went there in search of food. The Commission has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary, Maharashtra Govt. calling for a report in the matter within four weeks. The incident is reported to have happened on 15th February, 2013. 

Allegedly, the three sisters were aged 05, 09, and 11 years respectively. Their bodies were found in a well on the outskirts of the village. They belong to a poor family. Quoting the villagers, the media report said that the post-mortem of the bodies was done only when they protested. 
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