Another shocking incident took place in the national capital where a woman was allegedly beaten and her clothes were torn by other women of the locality who were supposedly involved in bootlegging. The 33-year-old had helped the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and police in busting an illicit liquor racket in outer Delhi’s area on Thursday.
Describing the incident as “shocking and shameful”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal requested Lt Governor Anil Baijal to intervene on Thursday and take strict action against local policemen who were allegedly conspiring with those running the racket. The Times of India reported that the victim said that her attackers were other women from neighborhood involved in the bootlegging. The DCW chief Swati Maliwal has alleged that the woman had warned the Commission about illegal liquor sale amid an inspection in Narela area last night following which she was attacked today by a mob of 25 people and was also assaulted with iron rods.
“Her clothes were torn and she was paraded naked in the area and the entire incident was filmed and the video was allegedly shared in the area by these criminals. The entire incident proves complete lawlessness and zero fear of law in the area and it is shocking that police did not take any action to protect these women,” Maliwal said. The police added that the victim was a member of the Nasha Mukt Panchayat and had helped them in past as well. The DCW Chairperson Swati Maliwal and her raided the house of a woman identified as Asha, who and with some other women allegedly beat up the victim.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta told The Indian Express that “The woman was assaulted by Asha and other women around noon”. However, DCP Gupta denied the claim that the woman was “paraded naked”. He added that her clothes may get torn in the scuffle. “Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in the Capital. I urge honorable LG to immediately intervene, take action against local policemen and ensure everyone’s safety,” the national capital Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.