NCW takes suo motu cognizance of mother-daughter gang rape

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Friday took suo motu cognizance of the gang rape of a woman and her daughter by nearly a dozen youths in Bihar’s Gaya district.

“The Commission is seriously concerned about the brutal and heinous nature of the crime. Considering the gravity of the matter, the NCW has written to the Bihar DGP directing him to apprise the Commission about the action take in the matter at the earliest,” said the Commission in a letter.

According to the Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police, the incident took place on Wednesday night near Sondiha village. The police have detained 20 youths and are interrogating them to identify the main accused among them.

“The youths forcibly stopped a local doctor travelling with his wife and daughter. The doctor’s hands and legs were tied and he was left in a nearby field while his wife and daughter were gang raped,” the police said.

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