Woman raped by husband, his brothers; Maneka asks NCW to probe

Jaipur: In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her husband and his two brothers who tattooed expletives on her forehead and hand after her family could not fulfill their dowry demand in Alwar district, the police said today.

Expressing shock over the incident, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi asked the National Commission for Women (NCW) to probe the matter.

“I am deeply shocked and pained over this incident. Have asked NCW to look into this matter immediately,” the Minister tweeted.

NCW chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam separately said the body has taken suo motu cognisance and will conduct an inquiry.

The police said the victim was married to Jagannath in Reni village. She alleged that since her marriage in January last year, her husband and in-laws used to beat her up and demand dowry of Rs 51,000. They said.

“Her husband and brothers-in-law allegedly raped her and tattooed profanities on her forehead which her parents later made an attempt to get removed,” a police official said.

An FIR has been registered under sections of 498-A (Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act), 376 (punishment for rape)and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of IPC and an investigation in the case has been initiated, he said.

Later, the police recorded her statement but no arrest has been made so far.