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Minister seeks report from NCW

Taking serious note of the frequent incidents of sexual assaults on women in Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Monday directed the National Commission for Women to file within two days an investigation report on Saturday's attack on a Dalit girl in Fatehpur.

The culprits chopped off the girl's ear and part of her hand when she resisted a rape attempt.

Expressing deep concern and dismay over the rising incidents of crime against women in the State, Ms. Tirath asked the U.P. government to take stern measures to protect the citizens from criminal elements.

National Commission for Women chairperson Girija Vyas has sought a detailed action-taken-report from the U.P. government on the incident.

Expressing shock over the attack, she asked the State government to ensure that the laws were properly implemented.

Dr. Vyas described the attack on and subsequent death of a 23-year-old woman rail passenger in Kerala as unfortunate and said she would seek reports on the incident from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and the State government. [The victim was pushed out of a local train and raped. After battling for her life for five days, she died on Sunday].

She said attacks were not confined to passengers in ladies compartments. Women travelling in other compartments also faced such problems, and these should be addressed.

On the U.P. incident, Dr. Vyas said there were no signs of justice being delivered to the victims and blamed the police for conducting “shoddy” investigations and implicating innocent persons.

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