Lady lawyer cries for justice in SC, consumes naphthalene balls

Posted By: PTI
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New Delhi, Sep 22: A woman lawyer from Chhattisgarh, claiming to be a victim of gangrape allegedly by her husband's family members, on Monday broke down before a Supreme Court bench and sought justice.

As a bench headed by Chief Justice R M Lodha was about to rise for the day after completing the day's list of business, the woman started crying, complaining of alleged inaction of state police on an FIR lodged by her in connection with the alleged gangrape.

Since the lady was inaudible, the bench, also comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman, sought the assistance of another woman lawyer who, after speaking to her, said she has consumed naphthalene balls.

The bench asked the police present in the court to take her to the apex court dispensary from where she was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

The court said it will suo motu hear her plea tomorrow. It has been listed for hearing under the category of 'harassment and physical abuse.'

The woman said she had lodged an FIR against members of her husband's family in November, 2013 but the police was not proceeding further.


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