By, Lemyao Shimray
“When TRUTH is replaced by SILENCE, the SILENCE is a LIE.”
On 24th August, a 20 years old North East girl who was working in Cannaugh Place, Delhi oriental restaurant known as ‘WOW’ bar was physically assaulted, molested and attempted to rape by the manager known as Rohit Sharma from Bihar. The incident happened around 12.00pm when most of the staffs were having dinner and about to leave their workplace. Mary (name Change) was on the first floor of the restaurant alone while some of the staffs were on the ground floor when the manager tries to get intimate with her. He molested her and physically assaulted her when she tries to struggle away from being rape. After fleeing away from his clutches Mary ran down and reported the staffs on the ground floor. The manager completely denied the charges and infront of the staffs he verbally abuses her in Hindi, grab her by her hair and bang her head down on the table. She bore injuries on her head, neck, hands and scratches mark on her left breast.
The next day along with student’s union she went to the police station in Cannaugh Place to file a complaint. The police were not ready to even accept her complaint application and file an FIR until an MP from North East intervene. Medical examination was done in Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital but the copy of the MLC (Medical Legal Case) report is still not given to the victim’s family and lawyer and is still in the hand of CP police. Police says the case is under investigation.
It’s been more then one week yet there is no arrest done and Mr. Rohit, the manager is still working at the same restaurant till now. When inquired about the case to the General Manager of the restaurant who owned another two chains of restaurant, Mr. Manik Kapoor refuses to give any comment or have a discussion.