The incident makes it clear that "night patrolling on the road by the police was not being done," said the commission today while issuing the notice.
On Monday, three men allegedly gang-raped a woman in an auto-rickshaw after throwing her nine-month-old daughter off leading to her death, in Gurgaon near Delhi, said the police. The 23-year-old woman has said she was going to her parents' home after a fight with her husband around midnight on May 29 when she took the auto, in which the three men were already sitting.
Taking her to a secluded spot, the trio took turns to rape her on the ground.
Haryana Director General of Police B S Sindhu has been directed to inform the NHRC about steps being taken to ensure safety of citizens, especially women. The DGP and Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khirwar have been asked to respond in four weeks.
NHRC has also called for suggestions from the police commissioners of Delhi and Faridabad and the senior superintendents of police of Noida and Ghaziabad. It asked if a joint action programme by law enforcing agencies of the NCR region could be planned and executed to deal with such heinous crimes against women.
"Their response is expected in six weeks," the NHRC added.