NEW DELHI: National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognizance of a matter where a woman who was subjected to brutal domestic violence by her husband and had earlier accused him of forcible conversion was found dead after the couple had started living together again.
Rekha Sharma, chairperson, NCW has written to the Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh to look into issues of violence against women and to take strict action against the erring investigating officer in the matter.
NCW has also sought the arrest of the accused and his father at the earliest. The detailed action taken report should be intimated to the Commission within seven days.
“While the abhorrent attitude of the police is only reflective of the larger malaise of patriarchy in our society, it is expected that as protectors of people, law and order, they lead by example,” the Commission observes.
It was also learnt that the accused was granted bail for domestic violence due to the unavailability of medical reports of the victim’s backbone injury as per the procedure.
NCW believes that a medical report should have been submitted by the investigating officer of the case.
Commission also stated that the unfortunate incident will bring to light the lack of gender sensitivity in the police force.