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Suo-moto investigation of a case of gangrape at Memari,Burdwan

On the basis of news reports (05.06.2010) about a case of gangrape in the village of Memari of Burdwan district, a team from the West Bengal Commission for Women led by the vice-chairperson, Dr. Roma Das along with members, Smt. Shyamali Chakraborty, Smt. Bhagabati Mondal and Smt. Bharati Mutsuddi went to visit the spot for suo-moto investigation on 06.06.2010.The team was informed that Smt. Bharati Bagdi alias Sofia Bibi, agricultural worker/laboure in occupation, was gangraped. The rape was allegedly committed by some miscreants who were the supporters of a particular political party.The Commission members spoke to Bharati Bagdi and came to know that after she was gangraped, women from near by houses and a gentleman admitted her to the Memari Hospital and reported it to the police. The members of the Commission also spoke to the women of that locality. They are very poor and spending their days with anxiety. They requested the Commission members to send the victim to a Home for her security and demanded that the miscreants be punished. All the miscreants however, have been arrested. The Commission requested the district administration authority to takeimmediately steps necessary to ensure her protection and safety.


Bankura Patrasayar

On the basis of the news that the women of Kabirchak village, P.S. Patrasayar of Bankura district were being the victims of political violence and that their human rights were being violated, a team from Women's Commission Consisting of the chairperson, Dr. Malini Bhattacherya, vice chairperson Dr. Rama Das, members, Smt. Bharati Mutsuddi and Smt. Shyamasree Das went to Bishnupur for suo-moto investigation. There, at Jadu Bhatta Mancha, they spoke to some such tortured women and came to know that the miscreants sheltered by a particular political party had tortured the women. The women who were severely injured including the children did not get any medical treatment. The people of the village were under severe threat and they could not step outside their village. Even children were being stopped from going to school. Women's Commission has expressed deep concern over the issue and has asked the administration, requesting the Additional D.M. and S.P. particularly to take immediate steps necessary for the protection and safety for the women and for the people of the village at large.