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Abolish SWC: Mahila Cong

STATE MAHILA Congress president Sudha Rai, on Wednesday, demanded immediate abolition of the ?redundant? State Women Commission for its ?apathy? towards the Anju case. She told newspersons no SWC member had visited Anju even two days after her admission to Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital. One Viresh Yadav had chopped off 17-year-old Anju?s right arm, at Chinta Ka Purwa village under Achchala police station, in Auraiya on February 11, when she resisted a rape attempt. The culprits were still free and no FIR was lodged against them .

india Updated: Feb 16, 2006 01:22 IST

STATE MAHILA Congress president Sudha Rai, on Wednesday, demanded immediate abolition of the “redundant” State Women Commission for its “apathy” towards the Anju case.

She told newspersons no SWC member had visited Anju even two days after her admission to Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital.

One Viresh Yadav had chopped off 17-year-old Anju’s right arm, at Chinta Ka Purwa village under Achchala police station, in Auraiya on February 11, when she resisted a rape attempt.

The culprits were still free and no FIR was lodged against them, added Rai, who was in the city to get a first-hand account of the attack.

“The State Congress has demanded compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the rehabilitation of Anju,” she said, adding the attack was a glaring example of the deteriorating law and order situation. A statewide agitation would be launched against the SP Government on March 1, she said.

Rai and other Mahila Congress leaders visited Anju at ward no. 3.

Later, Anju told the HT, “I don’t want money. I want stern action against Viresh and two of his accomplices as early as possible.” Meanwhile, police raided several places in and around Auraiya in search of Viresh and his father Maan Singh Yadav.

First Published: Feb 16, 2006 01:22 IST