A video of the incident showed the woman being attacked.NEW DELHI: A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted and paraded in the Shahdara area of the national capital on Wednesday.
The woman was attacked by a group of people who chopped off her hair, tore her clothes, blackened her face and then paraded her in the streets with a garland of slippers.
The accused are said to be illicit liquor sellers in the area.It has been alleged that the woman was also gang-raped.
A video of the incident showed the woman being attacked.
“An unfortunate incident of sexual assault of a woman due to personal enmity happened in Shahdara District,” R Sathiyasundaram, deputy commissioner of police, Shahdara told ANI.
“Police has nabbed four accused and probe is on.All possible help and counselling are being provided to the victim,” the DCP added.
He said a case of sexual assault and abuse had been registered with the concerned police station.
A source privy to the investigation told IANS that the victim woman has been living in Shahdara area for the past few years.The woman is married and has a child.A man who used to live in her neighbourhood was in a one-sided affair with her.She had spurned his advances many times.
A few days ago, the man had allegedly committed suicide.
His family believed that he committed suicide because of the woman.The family members of the man were angry after the incident and the women of the family were the ones who first attacked the victim.
Police are in the process of verifying the facts and allegations.
The woman is undergoing treatment in a hospital.Her condition is stated to be stable.Her statement has been recorded by the investigation officer of the case.
The police are also taking legal opinion in the matter.
Meanwhile, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal issued a notice to the Delhi Police in connection with the matter.
कस्तूरबा नगर में 20 साल की लड़की का अवैध शराब बेचने वालों द्वारा गैंगरेप किया गया, उसे गंजा कर, चप्पल की माला पहना… https://t.co/jh7r9pwb5q
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) 1643258332000
Maliwal said that it was the most unfortunate incident that was reported from the capital.
“A woman was gang-raped by the accused, who deals in illicit liquor business.She was made to wear a garland of shoes.Her face was blackened and she was paraded in the area.Most unfortunate incident.
I am writing to Delhi Police to provide security to the woman and her family and take strong action against the accused,” said Swati.
Swati Maliwal, along with her team, met the victim at the hospital and recorded her statement.She has assured all help to the victim.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the incident shameful and urged Union home minister and the lieutenant governor to instruct the police to take strict action.
ये बेहद शर्मनाक है। अपराधियों की इतनी हिम्मत हो कैसे गई? केंद्रीय गृहमंत्री जी और उपराज्यपाल जी से मैं आग्रह करता… https://t.co/KbO0f9HECn
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) 1643265057000
“This is very shameful.
I urge the Union home minister and the lieutenant governor to instruct the police to take strict action, pay attention to the law and order situation.Delhiites will not tolerate such heinous crimes and criminals at any cost,” Kejriwal tweeted.
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