NHRC notice to Delhi government, police over pregnant woman’s abduction

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New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) The NHRC on Thursday issued notice to the Delhi government’s health department and Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi over alleged inaction in the abduction of a pregnant woman from a hospital here.

“The National Human Rights Commission has taken suo motu cognizance of a media report that an expectant woman went to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital on February 6 for delivery along with her mother-in-law.

“However, she was allegedly lured away by some persons from the hospital premises and returned home only the next day evening in a delirious condition without her newborn child,” a commission statement said here.

Following the incident, her husband informed the Delhi Police but no action was taken.

“The commission has observed that the report raises the serious issue of violation of human rights, following which a notice has been issued to the health department and the police commissioner, calling for a report in the matter within two weeks.”

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According to a report with the NHRC, the victim could not tell where she was taken and where she delivered the child except that some persons dropped her at the Bhajanpura traffic signal.

“The family alleged that she was abducted by some persons in collusion with the hospital staff who got her delivery done,” the statement added.

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