RAIPUR: At least 16 tribal women were raped and physically assaulted by policemen in Bastar in November 2015, the National Human Rights Commission reported on Saturday, even as it awaits the recorded statements of 20 more victims of similar sexual violence caused by security personnel.

The NHRC conducted a spot investigation, taking consideration of news reports of policemen raping and sexually harassing women in the five villages Pegdapalli, Chinnagelur, Peddagelur, Gundam and Burgicheru in Bijapur district in November 2015.

The commission observed that all the victims are tribals, police failed to invoke the provisions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act, thus depriving them of the monetary relief under the Act.

The commission issued a show cause notice to the Chhattisgarh govt why it should not recommend interim monetary relief of Rs 37 lakh to the survivors.

While the inquiry is going on, the commission also received complaints of sexual assault against security personnel between January 11 and January 14, 2016, at Bellam Lendra village in Bijapur district.

 

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