Lok Satta

Friday, 11 September 2009 13:51

Human Rights Commission acts in harassment case

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Justice Subhashan Reddy, Chairman of the State Human Rights Commission, today directed the Visakhapatnam District Collector to extend financial assistance and police protection to Madhurima of Peda Waltair in Visakhapatnam city.

 

The commission held a hearing today on a complaint lodged by the Mahila Satta. Since Madhurima was too sick to be physically present, her mother Swarnakumari represented her at the hearing, with the help of Visakhapatnam Mahila Satta President Umadevi.

 

The Mahila Satta had complained that an NRI, Baru Chakravarti, married Madhurima concealing the fact that he had already been married and subjected her to brutal harassment.

 

Giving this information to the media, Mrs. K. Geetha Murthy and Mr. V. Laxman Balaji said the Commission had directed the Visakhapatnam Collector to register a case under Sec. 494 I. P.C. and arrest the boy’s parents also and arrange her medical treatment under Aarogyasri. The case was adjourned to October 12 for further hearing.

 

It may be recalled the Mahila Satta had taken up the case with the DGP, the Home Minister and the Human Rights Commission as the police in Vizag did not act with alacrity.