Woman lawyer alleges rape,'suicide bid' in SC

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 22, 2014 17:27 IST

A woman lawyer got up crying for justice in front of a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha on Monday saying she had been gang-raped last year and the police had not yet taken any action on her complaint.

There was high drama when the SC bench was about to leave the court room after the completion of cases listed before it for the day, as the woman advocate claimed that she had consumed a poisonous substance (naphthalene balls).

The advocate from Chhattisgarh alleged that she was gang-raped by her husband' family members and two others in Nov 29, 2013. She said despite lodging complaints, Chhattisgarh police have taken no action against her perpetrators.

As she was not clearly audible, the apex court asked another lady lawyer sitting next to her to tell the court what she was saying.

The woman advocate said she has consumed naphthalene balls. At this the apex court directed her to be taken to its Central Government Health Scheme's first aid centre. She was later shifted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

Taking suo motu cognizance of the matter, the apex court said it will hear her case on Tuesday.

(With IANS inputs)

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