Rourkela, Oct. 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Sundargarh district administration on the mother-daughter duo, walking naked on the street.
The NHRC has urged the Collector and Superintendent of Police of Sundargarh in connection with the sensitive incident, to comply with the Action Taken Report (ATR).
Acting on a petition filed by human rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy, the NHRC has asked the Collector and SP to submit the report within four weeks.
Tripathy had filed the complaint with the NHRC on October 6 elaborating on the shameful incident that took place on College Road in Sundargarh town wherein he prayed the Commission to investigate the case and take immediate measures to rehabilitate them with compensation and benefits under the welfare schemes, meant for such human resources.
Based on the petition, the NHRC registered a case, taking the matter with concern, and passed the order, sent to the Sundargarh district administration.
"The copy of instant proceeding be forwarded to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP), Government of Odisha for information and for ensuring compliance of direction of the Commission by aforesaid authorities," the NHRC stated in its order.
"Let a copy of the complaint be also transmitted to the Secretary of the concerned State Human Rights Commission, calling upon him to inform this Commission of the date of cognizance, if any, taken at their end in the instant matter within four weeks," the order of the NHRC added.
Worth mentioning, Sundargarh MLA Kusum Tete, who was passing through the road, had rescued the two women and provided shelter to them in an Astha Griha.