AGARTALA, June 21 - National Commission for Women (NCW) member Sushma Sahu has hammered the Tripura Government for its reluctance to protect the women from atrocities.
Addressing a press conference here, NCW member Sushma Sahu alleged that, �everyday there are two incidents of atrocities on women across Tripura and recently NCW received nine cases of rape and murder.�
After arriving in the State on Monday, Sahu met some of the family members of the victims and on Tuesday she visited Kokicherra village under Sonamura subdivision to meet the family members of a rape and murder victim.
Sahu alleged that when she met the mother of the deceased, she told her that one Cabinet Minister of the State offered her Rs 5 lakh to keep her mouth shut. Sahu also met the father of Anwara Chowdhury and strongly criticised the role of the Government doctors and police.
�Rape and murder have become a common phenomenon in Tripura and the State Government�s administrations are protecting the culprits for their political interest�, alleged Sahu. She added that the arrest of the culprits should be ensured by the police and trial of rape and murder accused should be done through fast-track courts. The high crime rate of Tripura is a matter of serious concern, she said.