School expels rape victim, NHRC serves notice to top Haryana officials

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the Haryana Chief Secretary, the Director of Education and the Fatehabad District Collector, asking them to submit reports within four weeks on media reports that a 13-year-old rape victim and her two sisters were compulsorily given transfer certificates by a school in Khai village. The Commission was acting suo motu .

The victim’s father was reportedly being pressurised by some people to hush up the matter, though the girl was said to have been sexually assaulted for over five months by a person. He was also asked to withdraw his three daughters from the school after authorities told him that they cannot not continue their studies in the school.

However, an enquiry conducted by the District Education Officer revealed the school leaving certificates were issued against a request signed by the victim’s father

The NHRC observed that the contents of the report, if true, raised the serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim and her family, and thus decided to issue notices.

Victim’s father was allegedly pressurised to hush up the matter

The girl was sexually assaulted for over five months by a person

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