Delhi gang-rape: Inquiry commission seeks public help

Friday, December 28, 2012
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New Delhi: The Commission of Inquiry set up by the Indian government to look into the brutal gang-rape of a young woman in New Delhi on December 16 has requested public to provide any information about the horrific incident.

“Any information, suggestions and responses may be sent through email or through Fax at 011-23093750 latest by  Jan.10, 2012,” Ministry of Home Affairs said in a news release.

The one-person Commission, formed under the chairmanship of retired Justice Usha Mehra, has also requested all the members of the public including jurists, legal professionals, NGOs, journalists, women groups to suggest measures to improve the safety and security of women particularly in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and National Capital Region. 

Notably, Delhi's rape figures are far higher than other Indian cities of comparable size. A report released says, Delhi witnesses more rapes than the next five country’s metros put together.

According to official statistics, 572 rapes were reported in Delhi last year. Police say they have registered 635 rape cases this year.
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