Haryana women’s panel to visit hospital where alleged rape took place

Gurugram, Oct 30, 2020-
A team of the Haryana State Commission for Women (HSCW) will soon visit the hospital in Gurugram to take stock of alleged rape of a 21-year-old patient while she was on life support system in the ICU of the hospital.

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday had also taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and had sought a detailed report from the police and the hospital management.

According to the HSCW they too have taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and have also sought a detailed action taken report from the chief minister’ office (CMO) and the police.

The hospital administration has also been directed to send an action taken report in the matter.

“It was a shocking incident which took place inside the hospital premises. A team of the HSCW will soon visit the spot and will talk to the family members of the victim. As the victim is still on ventilator we wish her speedy recovery,” Preeti Bhardwaj, vice-chairperson of HSCW told over phone.

“The commission is very concerned about the incident and the safety and security of women,” she added.

“We have written to the Gurugram police commissioner to complete the investigations into the matter on time being manner and prescribed guidelines of Ministry of Home Affairs of completing probes in two months in cases of sexual assault,” Bhardwaj said.

Meanwhile, three days after registering the case the police is yet to establish the identity of the accused.

The police said the investigation was on and they were waiting for the statement of the victim who is still on ventilator and unfit for the statement.

“The investigation team have questioned a number of staff members or outsourced workers of the hospital in connection with the matter. The CCTV footage of the hospital is being scanned but still didn’t find any breakthrough,” said Maqsood Ahmed DCP (east), adding that the police didn’t detain anyone. We are trying to establish the identity of the accused. Further probe is on.” (Agency)

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