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NHRC issued notice, asked report from DG Prison, Haryana over the rape of two female prisoners

On the appeal by Ravi Nitesh of Mission Bhartiyam filed vide case no. 74958/CR/2013 over the issue of alleged rape by prison official to two women prisoners, National Human Rights Commission took cognizance and issued notice to Director General of Prisons, Haryana calling for report within four weeks. (

The incident happened in Nimka Jail, Haryana where two woman prisoner alleged of rape by Deputy Superintendent Prison at Nimka jail in Faridabad. Ravi Nitesh in his appeal objected the careless working of prison officials and demand for punishment to them. 

It was reported that Dep. Superintendent raped and assaulted the woman in a room and switched on high volume CD player to stop the sound of crying woman going outside. The facts were reported by the victim to other inmate and the other inmate also had the same story where she accepted that it has been done with her also many times.The facts were told to Chief Judicial Magistrate during his official visit to jail and after this report the victim allegedly beaten by Jail officials.

Mission Bhartiyam expressed its concern that "It is when safety of women is a prime issue before the government and many steps are being taken. By this incident, it is clear that if the security persons of a prison will become the rapists , then what can we expect from others? It must be viewed that prisoners have every right for humane treatment and also all such rights that is required for their own dignity and safety." 

In the appeal filed by Ravi Nitesh of Mission Bhartiyam, it was demanded to investigate the case not only for this individual victim but also for other inmates also, to issue instruction to suspend the Deputy Superintendent till the investigation completes, to instruct the Haryana government to lodge a case of rape against the accused, to provide medical assistance including psychological assistance to victim, to lodge FIR against all those who beat the woman after she complaint. 

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