Delhi unsafe for women, police to blame


Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi A day after a man shoved an iron rod down a young woman’s throat when she resisted his attempts to rape her, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit trained her guns on the police again saying women do not feel safe in the national capital.

“Women don’t feel safe in Delhi. There is no feeling of security. What had happened yesterday in Lajpat Nagar is shocking. The incident has raised our worries,” said Dikshit.

Bring police under state govt

In the aftermath of the December 16 gang-rape, which had triggered country-wide protests and strong censure of the government, Dikshit had attacked the police and even demanded the resignation of Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar. She had also pitched for the Delhi Police, which is presently under the Centre, to be brought under the purview of the state government.

On Monday night, the 26-yearold man visited the victim’s house on the pretext of collecting the electricity bill and then tried to rape her on finding her alone. He allegedly pushed a rod into the 22-year-old’s mouth when she tried to get away.

The man has been arrested while the victim, who sustained severe injuries in her mouth and on her neck, underwent surgery.

The shocker comes close on the heels of the December 16 brutal gangrape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy student, who was also assaulted with a rusty iron bar. She succumbed to her injuries on December 29.

On Wednesday, the chief minister said, “My government will do everything possible to provide a conducive atmosphere for women in the city.” However, she was critical of the lack of security for women. “When we talk about security, we know police is there. But there is no satisfaction about security which should be there,” she said.

Bring police under state govt

In the aftermath of the December 16 gang-rape, which had triggered country-wide protests and strong censure of the government, Dikshit had attacked the police and even demanded the resignation of Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar. She had also pitched for the Delhi Police, which is presently under the Centre, to be brought under the purview of the state government.

 Dec 16 gang-rape: girl’s friend cross-examined 

New Delhi Defence lawyers on Wednesday began cross-examining the friend of the physiotherapy student who was gang-raped on a bus, at the trial of 5 adults accused of her murder.

The 28-year-old IT specialist, who is the chief prosecution witness, had on Tuesday identified the bus on which the attack took place.

After taking turns at raping the woman, the accused attacked her friend so badly that he is still unable to walk properly, due to which he appeared in court in a wheelchair.

Gang-rape in Bengal 

Kolkata A Class IX girl student was gangraped allegedly by four youths, who gagged and tied up a male friend accompanying her in adjoining South 24 Parganas district, police said on Wednesday.

The girl, who was on her way to a relative’s home at Nalua, was stopped by the four youths at Bhaganpur.

The unidentified youths gagged and bound the male friend and allegedly gangraped the girl who fell unconscious, police said.

Mumbi Mirror

 

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