Assault on specially-abled woman: NCW seeks action taken report from AP police

New Delhi, Jun 30 (PTI) The NCW on Tuesday sought an action taken report from Andhra Pradesh police after a specially-abled woman was allegedly assaulted by a deputy manager of the state's tourism department.

According to media reports, a deputy manager in the tourism department of Andhra Pradesh, working at a department-run hotel, was arrested after he was caught on camera assaulting a differently-abled contract worker.

The media reports said the man attacked her in a fit of rage after she pointed out that he was not wearing a face mask and asked him to wear one.

In a letter to Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police D G Sawang, the National Commission for Women said it has come across a post on Twitter of a CCTV footage wherein it is seen that a specially-abled woman was being mercilessly beaten.

'The Commission is perturbed and shocked by the incident of atrocity committed against a specially-abled woman employee by a person who is holding a responsible position when the Government of India is also emphasizing the need for inclusion of specially-abled at the highest level,' the NCW said in the letter.

'Considering the gravity of the matter,  I request you to send a detailed action taken report to the Commission at an early date which will be appreciated,' it added. PTI UZM TDS TDS