Kolkata: Three-member Committee of the National Commission for Women (NCW) led by its Chairman Rekha Sharma to investigate the post-poll violence in Bengal against women have stated in its preliminary report to the Ministry of Home Affairs that the Bengal Police officials failed to take steps to provide security to women in the state.
“We found the State police to be inactive. Not only did the West Bengal DGP not pay heed to my request for a meeting, but even the police on the ground are not helping out the victims of violence and vandalization,” said Rekha Sharma, NCW chairperson.
“Police officials failed to take steps to provide security to women in the State. Many victims are unable to speak about the violence they have witnessed due to fear of backlash,” a statement from the NCW said.
Sharma visited West Midnapore where the team met the family of a victim of rape and murder, among several others who have fled their villages and are sheltered at a camp.
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) May 7, 2021