June 21, 2014
Trinamool delegation submits report on Madhya Pradesh gangrape
Mr Sukhendu Shekhar Roy, Trinamool`s RajyaSabha MP who headed a five-member Trinamool Congress team to Khandwa in MadhyaPradesh where a tribal woman was brutally gang-raped by her husband and 10others, Friday submitted a report to Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee at thestate Assembly.
He later told reporters that the Chief Ministerhas asked him to submit the report to the National Commission for ScheduledCaste and Scheduled Tribe. She has also asked him to raise this issue on thefloor of the House in the next Parliament session.
Mr Roy later told the reporters in theAssembly lobby that they met the victim in the district hospital but she wasstill in a traumatised state.
The victim has four daughters and herhusband along with others once allegedly tried to sell his daughter inRajasthan but an NGO rescued her.
Since them the victim had been livingseparately. However, a few days ago her husband and others barged into herhouse and allegedly raped her when she tried to prevent them from taking awayher daughter.
Mr Roy said the victim was too traumatisedto speak but the team members spoke to local media and NGOs who said that suchincidents were a common event in Madhya Pradesh but police hush up theseissues.
The five-member team comprised Mr Roy, MrNadimul Haque, another Rajya Sabh MP and three women MPs from Lok Sabha -Arpita Ghosh, Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and Dr Uma Soren.
Asserting that there was nothing `political`in the team`s visit, Mr Roy had said: “We are here to provide moral support andstrength to the victim and her parents. There is absolutely no need topoliticise our visit in any way, as that is not our purpose at all.”