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NHRC serves notice on Defence Ministry

By Spl Correspondent

NEW DELHI, July 17 - In a significant development, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence and the Director General of Police, Government of Assam after taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that three women, including a teenager, were allegedly raped by Army soldiers at Dokmoka on April 6.

The Commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raises a serious issue of human rights violation of the victims.

It gave two weeks� time to the two authorities to respond to its notices in the matter.

According to the media reports, the jawans while patrolling reached Khorsim Athor village and took a 13-year-old girl to the neighbouring jungle at Dokmoka. The girl�s mother and a relative went after them to rescue her, but they too were sexually assaulted. A police team was subsequently constituted to conduct an enquiry. The medical examination of the victims had been conducted.

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NHRC serves notice on Defence Ministry

NEW DELHI, July 17 - In a significant development, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence and the Director General of Police, Government of Assam after taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that three women, including a teenager, were allegedly raped by Army soldiers at Dokmoka on April 6.

The Commission has observed that the contents of the media report, if true, raises a serious issue of human rights violation of the victims.

It gave two weeks� time to the two authorities to respond to its notices in the matter.

According to the media reports, the jawans while patrolling reached Khorsim Athor village and took a 13-year-old girl to the neighbouring jungle at Dokmoka. The girl�s mother and a relative went after them to rescue her, but they too were sexually assaulted. A police team was subsequently constituted to conduct an enquiry. The medical examination of the victims had been conducted.