'Compensate woman mistreated by police'

India's apex human rights panel on Thursday asked the Delhi government to pay compensation to an injured woman, who was mistreated by Delhi police at Karkardooma court last year.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had taken suo moto cognisance after media reports highlighted the case of brutality on March 14, 2011, where police dragged the injured woman by her limbs instead of taking her on a stretcher or a wheel chair.

“The NHRC, having found out that an injured woman with her leg plastered was dragged by her hands and legs by police at the Karkardooma court in Delhi instead of taking her on a stretcher or a wheel chair, has recommended that the Delhi government pay Rs 25,000 to the victim as monetary relief,” the NHRC said in a statement.

The Commission had issued a notice to the Delhi police commissioner and said, upholding the dignity and rights of a woman in today's society is of prime importance and the state functionaries have to lead by example in this endeavour.

 “Such acts, if any, should be condemned. Women rights and their dignity should not be compromised under any circumstances. The Commission considers this act of police, if true, as violation of human rights,” the statement said.

The Delhi government has informed that an administrative approval for paying the compensation amount has been given.

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