NHRC issues notice to Bidar police over 5-year-old girl's rape

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012 10:21 hrs

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognisance of the rape of a five-year-old girl in Karnataka's Bidar district, the National Human Rights Commission today issued notice to the district police chief and sought a reply within four weeks.

The right body took cognisance of media reports that the two men who allegedly raped the five-year-old girl at Saigaon village under Hulsoor police station of the district on December 17 were yet to be arrested.

"The Commission has observed that the contents of the report, if true, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the girl. Notice has been issued to Superintendent of Police, Bidar calling for report in the matter within four weeks," a statement from NHRC said.

The child was sleeping in her house when some unidentified persons whisked her away to an isolated spot at and committed the crime.

The girl was seriously injured and was admitted to Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad after doctors at the Bidar Government general hospital advised a surgery.

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