The Indigenous Rights Advocacy Centre (IRAC) has sent an urgent action communication to the NHRC against the incident of kidnapping, gang rape and torture of a 28-year-old tribal woman by three persons including a government hostel superintendent in Korba district of Chhattisgarh on 13 September 2021. IRAC has taken strong note of the Times of India report titled “Chhattisgarh: Tribal woman tied up, savaged for 2 days by three men” dated 18 September 2021, available at https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/chhattisgarh-tribal-woman-tied-upsavaged-for-2-days-by-three-men/articleshow/86313113.cms
As per the report, the rape survivor was kidnapped, tied up and gangraped for two days by three men, who kept her without food or water, and relentlessly savaged her. Police rescued her on 15 September 2021. As per the report, the victim has named three persons, including a government hostel superintendent and the relative of a woman sarpanch in his statement to the police. These three accused her Vijay Kanwar (30 years) who is superintendent of a government run hostel, Ramlal Kanwar (30 years) who is a relative of a sarpanch, and Hiralal Yadav, 26 years. The media report reflects very serious human rights violation of the survivor. IRAC demanded that siince a government servant is involved, the case must be investigated and action should be taken against all the accused.