Facts: As reported, the Senior Superintendent of Police, Kheri the victim had gone to a farm on August 15, that belonged to one of the accused as the toilet at her home was non functional, and there she was allegedly tortured before being strangled to death. It has been also informed that the FIR has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Act, charged under National Security Act will also be included.
Notices have been issued by NHRC to Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh asking:
- For the report in six weeks and provision of relief to family of the victim who belonged to the Scheduled caste, as per the provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
- To sensitize the district authorities in the State to create awareness that the toilets should not be constructed for mere fulfillment of the government records, they are to be actually made functional.
- the Ministry to issue guidelines to all the States and Union Territories to ensure that the toilets are not only constructed but also used to make the country clean and save the women from the heinous crimes committed by anti-social elements when they go out to relieve themselves.