Man, woman self-immolate in front of Supreme Court, NCW seeks probe
New Delhi: A woman and man allegedly set themselves on fire in front of Supreme Court gate number D on Tuesday. Police have cordoned off the area after the incident. The injured persons have been taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has taken cognizance of the incidence after the incident was reported in media.
NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to Delhi Police Commissioner and DGP Uttar Pradesh to conduct a separate inquiry based on provisions of the law. The NCW has also asked to provide all necessary medical and financial assistance to the woman and the man currently undergoing treatment in Delhi.
Also, the commission has sought an explanation on the action taken to provide security to the victim and asked for action against erring police officers for dereliction of duty.