NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma (Image- X/ @sharmarekha)
The National Commission of Women has condemned the unfortunate incident that took place in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh where a woman was beaten by her husband and in-laws and paraded naked on the accusation of eloping with a neighbour. The NCW has demanded a comprehensive report from the Rajasthan Police within five days.
Rekha Sharma, the chairperson for the National Commission for Women has raised strong objections to the attitude of police, the ones trusted with ensuring law and order in the State on Saturday. Sharma questioned if the incident had taken place on Monday, and why no action had been initiated till Saturday. Accusing the police of inaction, Sharma has instructed the State’s Director General of Police to take prompt action and invoke necessary laws. The Commission has also demanded a report on the incident and the action taken within five days.
The commission took to social media platform X (formerly Twitter) to inform about the same. “NCW vehemently condemns the harrowing incident in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan. A woman was molested, stripped, and recorded on video. Rekha Sharma has instructed the State's DGP to promptly arrest the culprits and invoke necessary IPC provisions. We demand a comprehensive report within 5 days,” the post on X read.
NCW vehemently condemns the harrowing incident in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan. A woman was molested, stripped, and recorded on video. Despite it happening two days ago, police inaction is unacceptable. @sharmarekha has instructed the state's DGP to promptly arrest the culprits and… https://t.co/qrf250LHYt— NCW (@NCWIndia) September 2, 2023
A woman in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district was publicly beaten and paraded naked allegedly by her husband and her family members on the accusation of eloping with a neighbour. The incident is said to have occurred on Thursday, but could only come to light after a video filmed by one of the family members went viral.
Rajasthan DGP Umesh Mishra said that a total of ten accused have been booked in the case registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and eight among them, along with the woman’s husband, have been detained.