Motihari gangrape: NCW to submit report to PMO tomorrow


The National Commission for Women will today submit to the Prime Minister’s Office its report on the alleged gangrape of a 21-year-old in Motihari in Bihar’s East Champaran district.

The women’s body has also sought an appointment with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard.

The Commission had instituted an inquiry into the gangrape and one of its members had visited the town as part of a fact-finding mission.

“In the report we have mentioned that doctors in Bihar still continue to use the two finger test, which has already been banned. We have also sought details from the doctor who carries out medical tests on rape survivors because we suspect that several rape cases are simply brushed aside.

“We will also summon the civil surgeon on July 1. We also have several issues specifically about the local police and we will be sharing those with the Home Minister,” Sushma Sahu, the National Commission Women member who travelled to Motihari said.

The incident took place nearly a week ago. Five men who had stormed into the woman’s hut, dragged her out and gangraped her in front of her parents and neighbours. The accused had allegedly inserted a pistol and a wooden stick in her private parts.

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