NEW DELHI, May 15 - Taking suo motu cognizance of the attack on a girl hailing from Manipur, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary of Haryana and the Commissioner of Police, Gurugram, seeking a detailed report on the incident within four weeks, along with the status of the police investigation.
The NHRC also called for records of registration of the FIR, and sought to know the victim�s present health condition and the status of the medical treatment being provided to her.
The suo motu cognizance was taken on the basis of media reports that the 20-year-old girl from Manipur was subjected to racial discrimination, and brutally attacked by some local people at Faizapur, Gurugram, in Haryana while she was passing through the locality on Sunday afternoon.
NHRC sources said that the girl was saved by some other people. Significantly, police officials who reached the spot, reportedly asked the victim to settle the issue. However, she called the North East Support Centre and Helpline (NESCH), whose members reached the spot at 8.30 pm on that day. It was only then that the victim�s statement was recorded for registration of an FIR.
The NHRC observed that the media reports, if true, point towards a serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim. Instead of initiating the requisite legal process, the police had asked the victim to compromise. The Commission observed that it was disgusting that a woman from the North Eastern part of her own country had been subjected to racial discrimination and physical assault by a local family in the NCR region.
Apparently, the police personnel failed to take necessary action, the NHRC observed, adding that they should have realised the impact of trauma and mental agony the woman was undergoing due to the tragic incident.