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Mizo girl rape case: Delhi police releases sketch
Published on 27 Nov. 2010 12:12 AM IST
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A day after a 30-year-old woman from Mizoram, working with a BPO in Gurgaon, was allegedly gangraped by five men after being abducted from outside her house in Dhaula Kuan, the Delhi Police made sketches of the suspects on the basis of descriptions provided by the victim and her friend. The victim, told the police that she was assaulted by five men who appeared to be aged between 20 and 25. Though they didn’t sound educated, some of them used English words to abuse and intimidate her, the woman told the police.
“Ro kyun rahi hai? Hamara kaam ho gaya hai, tujhe chhord denge (Why are you crying? Our job is done, we will leave you),” she quoted one of them as saying in her statement to the police.
Police sources said the accused spoke to each other in a local dialect, but were careful not to take names. The men were in a white mini-truck but both the victim and her friend failed to note the registration number. “The victim says she can identify them if they are brought before her. She could not note down the number on the plate. The sketches are being analysed, tallied with those involved in such activities,” the sources said. “The sketches are being matched with our data of criminals and are being shown to the victim.”
Joint Commissioner of Police, Southern Range, Amulya Patnaik said, “Our teams are following each and every clue in the case. The problem is that the registration number of the vehicle used in the crime could not be noted down. With the descriptions of the accused, we are hoping to get a breakthrough soon.”
NESC&H delegation Friday met Delhi police and submitted list of demands urging the police to ensure safety for working women in Delhi particularly for vulnerable people from NE region living in Delhi and NCR.
According to NESC&H spokesperson Madhu Chandra, the delegation had long hour of discussion with Amulya Patnaik at his office and demanded the police to book responsible BPO (call centre) for failing to follow the safety guidelines for working women in night shift.
They also demanded that culprits be booked under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Prevention of Atrocities Act 1995. Memorandums were also submitted to chief minister Sheila Dikshit, National Commission for Women chairperson Girja Vyas and National Commission for Minorities deputy chairman Dr. H T Sangliana.
DoNER minister steps in
Union minister of mines & development of north eastern region (DoNER) Bijoy Krishna Handique has sought for complete overhaul of security measures for female employees of the north eastern region working in BPO
sector in National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi.
Condemning the rape of a Mizo lady, Handique expressed grave concern over the steps taken by the companies of the BPO sector to ensure the safety of its female employees.
“I take exception to the conduct of the BPOs. The responsibility of the safety of the employees ultimately lies with the BPO Companies. However, it is very disheartening to notice that there is no compliance on their part at all,” Handique said.
He also insisted that BPO companies follow the guidelines issued by the police from time to time.
“We are identifying the lapses in this particular case where the Mizo lady was assaulted on her way home after being dropped by the driver,” the minister said, adding that police have constituted 15 special investigation teams to look into this case.
Handique visited the Mizo victim and her relatives along with a team of officials from ministry of DoNER Thursday.
Meanwhile, Handique has convened a high level meeting between the police heads of NCR including Gurgaon, the resident commissioners of the eight north eastern states, and senior officials from the Ministry of DoNER next week.
After the meeting he would meet union home minister and Delhi chief minister to apprise them about the scenario of the safety of working women of the NE working in NCR.
P.K Patnaik, Joint Secretary, Ministry of DoNER has informed that the ministry has devised a list of suggestions for the Delhi Police after studying the recent incidents and past history of similar cases related to the North Eastern Women working and studying in Delhi and NCR.
These suggestions have already been made at the highest levels and will be finalized in the meeting with the police heads of Delhi and NCR scheduled to be held next week.
BJP Mahila national president condemns
BJP Mahila Morcha national president Irani today condemned the gang rape of a Mizo lady in Delhi and asked the authorities not to aid and abet criminals with their “ineffective enforcement.”
In a strong worded letter to Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, and copies forwarded to Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, union home minister P Chidambaram, the BJP Mahila Morcha national president Irani said: “On Wednesday morning the Indian capital awoke to an outrageous and preposterous crime,” putting to shame the largest democracy in the world, with the longest written constitution in the world with elaborate provisions guaranteeing right to life and liberty.
“A woman who left her house in the quest for a normal and even mundane day was scarred for life all because of the powerless, incapable, and incompetent Delhi police,” said Irani.
She said that a woman who had come to Delhi from Mizoram in the pursuit to earn an honest living was victim to the atrocities of four drunken men.
“He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it”, said BJP Mahila president, and termed Delhi as “Rape capital of India”.
Pointing out that Indian women were waiting for answers and were tired of waiting, Irani said: “We are tired of waiting for action. We condemn these heinous crimes that regularly take place in the backyard of the corridors of power.”
The Mahila unit of the BJP also urged authorities to do the job they took an oath to do.
“Do not allow the soul of women to be degraded and defiled. If this is allowed to continue the victim will no longer be the woman but will be humanity,” said Irani.

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