Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sought explanation from the Maharashtra Police over delay in lodging an FIR of a young girl who was kidnapped after being rescued from a brothel.
The NHRC notice was sent Friday to the director-general of police (DGP) and superintendent of police (SP) Ahmednagar district, for alleged indifference in registering the First Information Report (FIR) of the victim, who was kidnapped after being rescued from a brothel in Dhule.
According to a local media report, on Jan 3, four people including a woman, abducted the 18-year-old girl when her fiance had gone to a washroom.
She was rescued two days later, Jan 5, by her fiance.
When they both went to lodge a complaint, instead of registering the kidnapping case and helping the girl, some policemen allegedly assaulted the fiance with a belt.
It was only after media pressure, which generated public outcry, that a case was finally registered Jan 10 at the Tofkhana police station.