Sheila's attack works: Delhi cops rescue gangrape victim

Delhi Women
New Delhi, Feb 7: Delhi Police seems to have woken up after a tounge-lashing by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The police stopped a car and rescued a ganrape victim.

A 24-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped by four people in west Delhi's Swaroop Nagar, police said Thursday. The incident came to light Wednesday night when a Police Control Room (PCR) van tried to flag down a car which had tinted glasses, in north Delhi's Burari area.

The car sped away, was chased and overtaken, and all the accused were arrested, said a police officer. The victim was then rescued. The woman told police that first she was gang-raped in west Delhi's Swaroop Nagar and later was assaulted again in the moving car.

"The victim, who knows one of the accused, had gone to meet him in Swaroop Nagar Wednesday night. The accused was present with his three other friends, who took her to a nearby Uttarakhand Colony and gang-raped her," said the officer.

"After committing the crime the accused bundled the victim into a car and were heading towards Burari," said the officer.

Yesterday, Sheila Dikshit had targeted Delhi Police saying women do not feel safe in the capital and "fears have risen". "Women don't feel safe in Delhi. There is no feeling of security. What had happened yesterday (Tuesday) in Lajpat Nagar is shocking. Fears have risen after the incident," she said.

In yet another shocking incident, an electrician allegedly assaulted a young girl brutally in Lajpat Nagar by shoving an iron rod into her throat when she resisted his attempt to rape her. The girl, a college student, was alone at home when Anil Kumar, 26, had forced his way into the house and tried to rape her. Kumar has been arrested.

Dikshit said her government would do everything possible to address safety concerns of women. A number of steps have already been taken in this regard, she said. "When we talk about security, we know police is there. But there is no satisfaction about security which should be there," the chief minister said.

OneIndia News

(With agencies inputs)

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