Regional (M.P & C.G)

MPSWC Completes Probe in Virginity Test Case

In virginity test case, the Madhya Pradesh State Women Commission (MPSWC) team has accomplished its investigation. In a mass marriage programme held on June under the Mukhyamantri Kanyadan Yojna at Shahdole, girls were alleged asked to undergo the test to qualify for the benefits of the scheme.

During the probe by MPSWC members Vanmukh Sailian and Sushila Goyal who interrogated at least 10 tribal women, Sub Divisional Officer DN Rai began crying when a tribal woman blamed him for declaring her ineligible for the wedding as she could not manage to Rs 500 as bribe, said media reports, adding, Rai claimed that the charge did not hold any water.

In media briefing, the team said that some evidences confirming the charges have come into light. However, it declined to give details. The team said that the report would be submitted to the president.

It may mentioned that 14 women were pregnant during medical examination that was conducted before the mass marriage of 168 girls on June 30. And so, they were ruled not eligible for the scheme.

A woman, who had come to tie the nuptial knot in the mass marriage, allegedly gave birth to a baby on the venue that had stirred the hornet’s nest and later the would-be brides were medically examined before the wedding by a lady doctor.

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