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NCW seeks report from police on lawyers' murder

She said nationwide campaigns must be launched to create awareness about safety of women in the big cities.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2006 18:10 IST

The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Monday sought a report within three days from the Delhi Police on the murder of two women lawyersin New Delhiover the weekend.

NCW chairperson said the murder of the mother and daughter, both practising lawyers in the Delhi High Court, was shocking and raised a question over the safety of women in metropolitan cities.

She said nationwide campaigns must be launched to create awareness about safety of women in the big cities.

The Commission has also written to the Union Home Ministry in this regard.

"We have requested the ministry to recruit more women for the force so that all stations in the big cities can have at least one lady officer," Vyas said.

She said at present there were only three per cent women officers in the police force and that must be raised.

Seventy-year-old Swarna Mahajan and her 45-year-old daughter Anuradha were found murdered in their Siddhartha Enclave apartmentin New Delhi onSunday morning.

Police said preliminary investigations revealed that the attackers had gained "friendly entry" into the apartment.

First Published: Mar 13, 2006 18:10 IST