NCW to meet victim in Shiney Ahuja rape case

June 18th, 2009 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Shiney Ahuja New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Calling the incident “shocking”, the National Commission for Women (NCW) is sending a three-member team to Mumbai Friday to meet the teenaged domestic help allegedly raped by Bollywood actor Shiney Ahuja.
The team led by chairperson Girija Vyas and including a law officer will meet the girl and her family members in Mumbai, NCW officials said Thursday.

“It is a shocking incident and we will meet the girl and her family members besides senior police officials regarding the matter. I have informed the Maharashtra director general of police about our visit,” Vyas told IANS.

According to Vyas, the NCW is also working to propose to the union government the need for a separate law for protection of maidservants at workplace.

“The security of maidservants has become a big problem and is a very sensitive issue that needs to be dealt with soon. During my visit to Mumbai, we will also be discussing with authorities measures that can be taken to prevent sexual and physical harassment of maidservants,” said Vyas.

Shiney has been accused of raping his maidservant in his Oshiwara flat last Sunday. A local court had sent him to police custody till Thursday and now he has been remanded in judicial custody till July 2.

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