The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Superintendent of Police of Karnataka’s Bidar district, returnable in four weeks, on the rape of a five-year-old girl allegedly by two men who are yet to be arrested.

In a suo motu action based on media reports, the Commission felt that if the reports were true then it raised a serious issue of violation of the human rights of the victim.

The girl was taken to the Niloufer Hospital in Hyderabad after doctors at the Bidar government general hospital told her parents that she needed a surgery.

The incident happened at Saigaon village coming under the jurisdiction of Hulsoor police station on December 17. She was sleeping in her house when two unidentified persons took her away to a farm land and sexually assaulted her.

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