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Chhattisgarh: Tribal women allege molestation by security forces in Bijapur

Raipur(PTI):Tribal women from three villages in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district have accused security forces of molestation and manhandling, officials said on Monday.

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The incident came to light when some women activist visited the villages and met with the alleged victims. Representational Image

A case has been registered in this connection based on the complaint of women from Peddagelur, Chinnagelur and Pegdapalli villages of Basaguda block on Sunday, Bijapur Collector Yashwant Kumar told PTI.

As per the complaint, security forces molested, attempted to rape and thrashed some women during their operation on October 19-20 in the Basaguda region, located around 450 kms away from the state capital Raipur, he said. However, the incident came to light when some women activist visited the villages and met with the alleged victims.

“After registering the complaint, we have recorded the statements of four women who have complained of beating by the policemen and molestation,” the Collector said.

Medical examination of the women were also conducted and the matter is being investigated on all the angles, he said adding that stringent action will be taken against those who will be found guilty.

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