NCW team to take statement of Shiney's domestic help
The National Commission for Women will send a team to Mumbai to speak to the domestic help, who has been allegedly raped by Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, and to see what steps can be taken to help her.delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2009 16:22 IST
The National Commission for Women (NCW) will send a team to Mumbai to speak to the domestic help, who has been allegedly raped by Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja, and to see what steps can be taken to help her.
NCW chief Girija Vyas will lead the three-member team which will visit Mumbai on Friday. Besides speaking to the woman, the team will also talk to police and state administration to assess the protection given to the victim.
"This is a high profile case. The victim is in shock. We will see what kind of protection has been provided to her and the rehabilitation measures," Vyas told PTI.
"Till now her statement has not been taken by anybody. We will take her statement about the incident," she said.
Ahuja was on Thursday remanded in judicial custody till July two by a local court in Mumbai.
She said the Commission has prepared a Bill for protection of women against sexual harassment at workplace which will include domestic helps also.
"We have prepared the Bill and sent it to the government. Once it is passed, the domestic helps will be covered under it and they will get protection," she said.
The Bill will specify the rehabilitation and protection measures for the victim of sexual harassment.
The NCW has also sent another committee to inquire into the alleged gang rape of a 17-year-old student in a moving car in Surat on Friday.