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Birbhum violence case: National Commission for Women seeks report from DGP of Bengal in 24 hours


new Delhi : The National Commission for Women (NCW) has asked the Director General of Police, West Bengal to intervene and take strict action in the Birbhum violence case. A total of eight people, including women and children, have died (8 charred to death in Birbhum) in this violence. The commission has also asked the Director General of Police (DGP) to inform him about the action taken in the matter within 24 hours.

The National Commission for Women, in a letter to Bengal DGP Manoj Malviya, expressed concern over the incident and said that it has taken serious note of the “lapse” on the part of police officers in taking adequate security measures for women in the affected areas.

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Eight people, including two children, were killed when some houses caught fire in Rampurhat in Birbhum district in the early hours of Tuesday, police said. The incident came hours after the alleged murder of Trinamool Congress (TMC) panchayat level leader Bhadu Sheikh on Monday.

The BJP alleges that ‘goons’ affiliated to the Trinamool Congress set fire to the houses of these people as a retaliation.

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The NCW said, “The National Commission for Women is deeply appalled at the brutality meted out to women including others in West Bengal. Keeping in mind that women and children are most vulnerable in times of crisis like this, it becomes extremely important to ensure the safety of women.

The Women’s Commission said that keeping in view the seriousness of the matter, the Director General of Police of the state should personally intervene in the matter and the culprits should be arrested immediately and strict action should be taken against them.

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