July 23, 2022
Upon complaint from NCHRO, NHRC ordered to provide monetary relief to Adivasi woman in Jharkhand
On September 29, 2021, a woman and a man were tied with a rope, beaten up, and paraded naked in the village by the fellow villagers. Allegedly, the two victims had been in an “illicit” relationship, and upon finding it out, the villagers committed the crime.
The incident had taken place in Dumka, Jharkhand, and a subsequent FIR had also been filed. A few accused were arrested later as well.
Against this incident, human rights organisation the National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) had filed a complaint in the National Human Rights Commission. The complaint was filed by the National Secretary of organisation, Adv. Ansar Indori on September 30, 2021.
The NHRC took cognizance of the matter, and directed the District Magistrate of the district to provide the adequate monetary compensation to the victim for her rehabilitation as per the state law and to transmit the copy of proof of payment.
The monetary compensation has still not been provided, and the NHRC has issued a reminder to the District Magistrate for the same.
We had urged the NHRC to ensure a fair trial in the case, and provide adequate monetary compensation to the victim as well.