NCW seeks immediate action in Tihar Jail inmate rape case from Delhi police chiefPTI | New Delhi | Updated: 07-08-2019 15:57 IST | Created: 07-08-2019 15:57 IST
The National Commission for Women on Wednesday urged the Delhi police chief to take immediate action and submit a detailed report in the alleged rape of a Tihar Jail woman inmate by a police constable. According to a media report, the alleged incident took place on August 3 when the 42-year-old woman was returning to Delhi after appearing before a court in Murshidabad, West Bengal.
She was allegedly raped in the toilet of a moving train by a Delhi Police constable, who was part of the team escorting her, according to a complaint filed at the New Delhi Railway Station police station on Monday. The following day, she told a doctor in the Tihar Jail about the incident.
Taking suo motu cognizance of the case, the NCW urged the Delhi Police to submit a detailed report in the case. "The commission is anguished and has taken suo-motu cognizance of the matter. The commission has urged the commissioner of police, Delhi to take immediate action in this regard and submit a detailed investigation report to the commission," the NCW said in a statement.