Gang rape of NGO workers in Jharkhand was pre-planned: NCW

During the interaction between the team and the victims, the NCW found that the victims were traumatised and would need proper rehabilitation and support.

Published: 28th June 2018 07:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th June 2018 07:08 PM   |  A+A-

Image for representational purpose only.


NEW DELHI: The National Commission for Women (NCW) on Thursday said that gang rape of five NGO workers at gunpoint in Jharkhand's Khunti was pre-planned.

"It is apparent that the incident was pre-planned and had been executed in a professional manner," it said in a statement.

The NCW after taking suo motu cognizance of the incident had set up a three-member Fact Finding Team which compiled the report after meeting the District Collector, the Superintendent of Police, the Chairperson and a member of the Jharkhand State Commission for Women, the Block Development Officer and Sub Divisional Police Officer.

Also Read: NCW rejects survey report on India being world's most dangerous country for women

The NCW team along with representatives of the state Commission met all the five victims separately and also interacted with the two nuns who had accompanied the survivors to the Kochang area.

"Based on the interactions, the role of Father Alfonso Aiend in the incident has been questioned by the team. It also casts serious doubts about the conduct of Father Aiend, who not only asked to spare only two women (sisters), but also failed to inform the authorities about the abduction of the Nukad Natak team members," it said.

According to the report, Fathet Aiend also persuaded the victims to not disclose the facts to anyone, therefore acting in contrary to the legal requirements and possibly connived with the accused in committing the crime.

During the interaction between the team and the victims, the NCW noticed that the victims were traumatised and would need proper rehabilitation and support.

According to the report, the police authorities said that due to the Pathalgarhi movement, there were difficulties in reaching the area to locate the accused.

"The administration has provided quick welfare assistance to the victims and all victims are safely housed by the District Administration and their identities had not been disclosed," it added.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp