The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to submit a report within four weeks on the rape and murder of three minor sisters in Bhandara district.

Taking suo motu cognisance of a media report in this regard, the Commission issued the notice to the state Chief Secretary seeking the report within four weeks.

The three minor sisters, all below 11 years and missing since February 14, were allegedly raped and murdered at Murwadi village in the district. The bodies were found later in a well on February 16.

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