Ranchi: The police in Chhattisgarh raped at least 16 women, reports said. According to reports, the women assaulted sexually and physically by the Chhattisgarh police in between 2015 and 2016. The National Human Rights Commission has said, serving a notice to the state government and holding it "vicariously liable" for the incident.
The human rights panel said it has directed its officials to record the statements of survivors whose statements were not recorded either by the NHRC team or by the Magistrate and submit it within a month.
The NHRC said it had launched an investigation after a report came in media in November 2015 said women from five villages in the Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh had alleged that state police personnel had sexually harassed and assaulted more than 40 of them and gang raped at least two.
The human rights authorities said, they will collect the statements of victims, recorded either by the NHRC team or by the Magistrate and submit it within a month.