NHRC to conduct spot enquiry into allegations of gang rape, sexual assault and molestations by police in two villages of Dhar District in Madhya Pradesh( 03.02.2017)


New Delhi, 3rd February, 2017

The National human Rights Commission has taken cognizance of a complaint from the nine Scheduled Tribe women residents of Bhutia and Holibayada villages of District Dhar, Madhya Pradesh that they became victims of police atrocities including rape, sexual assault and molestation on the 25th January, 2017. They include four victims of gang rape, three of molestation and two minor girl victims of sexual assault.

The Commission has observed that the allegations raise serious issues of violation of human rights by the police personnel. It has asked Director General (Investigation), NHRC to depute a team for a spot enquiry and submit a report at the earliest.