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In a shocking incident that was reported from Delhi’s Shahdara area, a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly a survivor of gang rape was paraded in the neighbourhood by other women with her face blackened, hair chopped and wearing a garland of slippers. Visuals from the incident went viral on Twitter.
कस्तूरबा नगर में 20 साल की लड़की का अवैध शराब बेचने वालों द्वारा गैंगरेप किया गया, उसे गंजा कर, चप्पल की माला पहना पूरे इलाक़े में मुँह काला करके घुमाया। मैं दिल्ली पुलिस को नोटिस जारी कर रही हूँ। सब अपराधी आदमी औरतों को अरेस्ट किया जाए और लड़की और उसके परिवार को सुरक्षा दी जाए। pic.twitter.com/4ExXufDaO3
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) January 27, 2022
According to TOI, this is allegedly a case of neighbourhood enmity. The woman had been living in Shahdara area for the past few years. A man living in the same neighbourhood developed feelings for her. However, the woman didn’t reciprocate any of his advances. A few months ago, the man committed suicide. His family, on the other hand, blamed the woman for his suicide.
According to NDTV, the woman was abducted from her home by 3 men who were involved in the illicit trade of liquor and drugs locally. The 3 men allegedly gang-raped the woman. Later, the woman was made to wear a garland of slippers, her face was blackened, her hair was chopped off, and she was paraded in the neighbourhood by women. The accused women are from the man’s (the one who died by suicide) family.
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal, who met the survivor, demanded strict action in this case. The Delhi Police has already arrested 4 accused. Raids are ongoing to arrest the other accused.
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has condemned the incident, calling it “shameful”. He has asked the police to take strict action.
“Delhiites will not tolerate such heinous crimes and criminals at any cost,” he tweeted.
ये बेहद शर्मनाक है। अपराधियों की इतनी हिम्मत हो कैसे गई? केंद्रीय गृहमंत्री जी और उपराज्यपाल जी से मैं आग्रह करता हूँ कि पुलिस को सख़्त एक्शन लेने के निर्देश दें, क़ानून व्यवस्था पर ध्यान दें। दिल्लीवासी इस तरह के जघन्य अपराध और अपराधियों को किसी भी क़ीमत पर बर्दाश्त नहीं करेंगे। https://t.co/aAinx2Sbti
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 27, 2022
The survivor is currently hospitalised and is undergoing treatment.
We hope that the law takes its course and the perpetrators are punished accordingly.