NHRC to investigate woman farmer activist's gangrape and death — IND Forums
12th May 2021 at 10:54 PM
NHRC to investigate woman farmer activist's gangrape and death
NHRC to investigate woman farmer activist's gangrape and death
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New Delhi, May 12 — The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to investigate the case of alleged rape and death of a woman activist from West Bengal, at Tikri border where the farmers protest is going on against Centre's three farm laws.
The alleged incident happened at the Delhi-Haryana border but the farmer activist woman died in a hospital in the Jhajjar district of Haryana due to COVID-19 infection.
Seeking an urgent intervention and direction of the NHRC, human rights activist and Supreme Court lawyer, Radhakanta Tripathy filed a petition before the NHRC, for "independent, impartial, and fair investigation and justice" in the matter, and "heavy compensation" for the woman's family members.
Taking cognisance of the issue, the NHRC in its order stated, "instant complaint, from well known human rights activist, is regarding the allegation that one woman activist hailing from West Bengal who came to participate in farmers' protest at Delhi-Haryana Tikri border was allegedly gang-raped at the protest site.
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