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NCW Asks Patna HC to Intervene in Case of Jailed Araria Gang Rape Survivor

According to media reports, a civil court in the Araria district of Bihar has sent the survivor to jail on charges of obstructing proceedings of the court.

New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday urged the Patna high court to intervene in the case of a gang rape survivor, who has been reportedly sent to jail on charges of obstructing court proceedings.

According to media reports, a civil court in the Araria district of Bihar has sent the survivor to jail on charges of obstructing proceedings of the court. It also charged two social workers with a similar crime for assisting her.

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The NCW said it is “perturbed” by the incident and sought a detailed report in the matter.

“The Commission is perturbed by the reported incident and is concerned about the safety and security of the woman despite the enactment of Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013,” NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said in a letter to registrar general of the Patna High Court Nawneet Kumar Pandey.

“We are bringing this to your kind notice and urge for your kind intervention in the above-mentioned matter and apprise the Commission with a detailed report,” she said.