Bhubaneswar, March 15 (LocalWire): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Sundargardh superintendent of police to file an action-taken report within eight weeks in connection with a trafficking case involving a minor girl.
The order comes after Sangita Swain, secretary of the NGO Human Rights Watch, demanded Rs. 20 lakh compensation from Sundargardh police for its lackadaisical approach towards the case.
Besides money, Swain had also demanded free medical treatment and education for the victim as a disciplinary proceeding against the authority.
The girl, who hails from Sundergarh, was trafficked to Rajasthan on pretext of marriage. She was rescued by the Women Commission of Delhi in a pregnant condition after a year of sexual abuse.
The commission had also accused the police of uncaring attitude towards the case despite lodging an FIR and several requests by the victim’s father.