Delhi Police Once Again Failed to Provide Night Patrolling in Unsafe Areas
North East Support Centre & Helpline Appeals Delhi Police to Proactive and Deploy Night Patrolling in all Unsafe Areas
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Madhu Chandra – Spokes Person – 9716004939
New Delhi December 13, 2010
North East Support Centre & Helpline condemns the gang rape of young girl by three men on Saturday late night at Mangolpuri Industrial area, place where Gurgaon-based BPO employee was gangraped and abandoned on midnight of November 23, 2010. North East Support Centre & Helpline along with other NGOs have appealed Delhi police to deploy night patrolling at unsafe areas within Delhi and they have failed to take the hints.
According to sources reaching to North East Support Centre & Helpline, the incident happened when a 18-year-old girl, along with her 24-year-old neighbour, was on her way to pick up her mother, who works in a factory at Mangolpuri, around 10 p.m. when four persons, including a minor, in a black Hyundai Accent allegedly passed lewd comments at her. It led to a heated exchange between the girl and the men in the car and she hurled a bunch of keys at them damaging the window glass. The men then asked her to compensate for the damage. As the girl continued to protest, the men dragged her inside the car and drove away. The adductors took their turn to rape the girl and latter police arrested the accused from the spot.
Madhu Chandra – Spokesperson of North East Support Centre & Helpline said, “Delhi police has committed another lapse. They accepted to deploy night police patrolling in unsafe areas of Delhi. Mangolpuri is the area where two crimes already took place – including gangrape of Gurgaon-based BPO employee on November 23 midnight and another girl attacked by two men on motorbike next day. Enough indication was given to Delhi police and they failed to take hints from past recent incidents in the area.”
Safety for women in Delhi is grave concerned that government and law enforcing agencies must immediately take preventive and proactive measurements to ensure safety to women particularly at night. The offenders must be punished at most severe punishment as possible.
A concern of safety for women was discussed with Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit at meeting held with delegations from North East Support Centre & Helpline along with other NGOs on December 4, 2010 to take up with Resident Welfare Associations of housing societies in Delhi.
In this regard North East Support Centre & Helpline has submitted a memorandum to P R. Sawhney, Mayor of Municipal Council of Delhi to give directives to Resident Welfare Associations to allow BPO cab to enter gates to drop working women at night shift at door steps of their homes, to make easy access to colonies and setup and maintain street lights. Memorandum to MCD Mayor is enclosed below.
North East Support Centre & Helpline (www.nehelpline.net) is a joint initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to North East People and tribal communities of other states.