New Delhi, November 24, 2010: A young BPO employee, hailing from North East Region, was kidnapped and gang raped on in the early hours of Wednesday. According to police, the incident happened at around 12.30 am when the victim was dropped along with her colleague on the Ring Road in Dhaula Kuan by the cab driver. “While she was walking back, five men kidnapped her in their Tata pick-up truck and drove her towards Mangolpuri in outer Delhi. She was raped and then dumped in an unconscious state. She contacted the police on re-gaining consciousness,” said HGS Dhaliwal, deputy commissioner of police (south).
The victim was raped in the moving car and also in Mangolpuri before she was dumped at around 1.30 am an hour after she was kidnapped, said the police, adding, the woman who apparently escaped went to the aunt of the victim and told her. Even they called the police and informed them about the incident.
The police had started the man hunt soon after receiving the call from the victim’s colleague and later corroborated after getting a call from the victim, which helped in tracing the victim.
A case of kidnapping and gang rape has been registered in the matter.
According to Delhi Police, the cab driver who was supposed to drop her in front of her house dropped her on the Ring Road with her colleague.
The police said that the cab driver used to do this on a regular basis as he claimed that maneuvering the vehicle was difficult in the lane she lived. The police said that they are questioning the cab driver as well.
In a similar incident in the same area, a 20-year-old Delhi University student, hailing from Mizoram, was abducted on May 8, 2005, at around 2.15 am. The victim was walking back home from Dhaula Kuan after buying food from a roadside eatery. She was raped by four men in a moving car.
[ Compiled by Kanglaonline from different sources ( Courtesy NDTV, Hindustan Times)
NE Helpline Press Release
NE Helpline Condemns Mizo Girl Gang Rape
Demand Immediate Action to Setup Night Patrolling at Prone Zones
For more detail contact
Madhu Chandra – Spokes Person – 9716004939
New Delhi November 25, 2010
North East Support Centre & Helpline condemns the gang rape of a Mizo girl in South Delhi on Tuesday night and demands Delhi Police to arrest the culprits immediately. Delhi Police must setup night patrolling at the prone areas immediately and provide white paper on action taken.
Incident happens when Ms Sonia (name changed) 30 years old girl from Mizoram along with her friend was dropped by company vehicle at Motibagh, South Delhi at around 1 midnight on November 23. She was kidnapped by four men at gun point while her friend managed to scaped. She was pushed behind the back of vehicle and four men took turn to rape her and left abandoned at Mangolpuri. The Office of North East Support Centre & Helpline was immediately informed at 1.30 midnight and instruction given to get help from police. In spite of the fact that police patrolling rush to spot but could not nap the culprits.
Ms Sonia came to Delhi four years ago and living with her sister in a rented home in Motibagh. She was working in a BPO at Gurgaon. She is traumatised and Mizoram Welfare Association, Delhi has extended moral support and giving trauma counselling. A case of kidnapping and gang rape is registered under Dhaula Kuan police station.
The panic has spread among the North East communities in Delhi as the incident repeats the story of 2005 Dhaula Kuan gang rape of a Mizo girl in a moving vehicle. Since then the unprecedented racial/sexual abuse has been meted out to the people from North East India in Delhi. Neither Delhi Police nor Government has taken any concrete step to stop social profiling and racial attack on North East people.
The prone areas to attack on North East girls are Murnika, Mahipalpur, Moti Bagh, Mohamadpur, Nanakpuram, Friends Colony, North Delhi Campus, Nehru Basti, Gandhi Basti and Sikhanderpur in Gurgaon.
Madhu Chandra, Spokes Person of North East Support Centre & Helpline has approached newly appointed Delhi Police Commissioner Mr. B K Gupta, to take up the matter through his office and his office has directed North East Support Centre & Helpline to discuss the matter with Joint Secretary of Delhi South Block Police, Mr. Murli Patnaik tomorrow.
“Mr. Patnaik has assured to take up Sonia’s case and ensure the culprits booked and punished as per the law and we are meeting him tomorrow with list of demands from Delhi police,” says Madhu Chandra.
Demand from Delhi Police will include to setup first, special helpline for north east communities headed by a police officer preferably from North East region, secondly to setup night police patrolling in the prone areas listed above and third to produce a white paper on the cases related to racial attack on North East people, registered under various police stations in Delhi.
“We are demanding Delhi Police to setup special night patrolling immediate to escort North East girls and other working women at the areas where such cases take place repeatedly. The company cabs drop the working women at main roads at late night and working women walk home where perpetuators take advances in late night. We strongly believe most of these working women will be protected if Delhi police employs night patrolling in these areas,” says Madhu Chandra.
North East Support Centre & Helpline is submitting memorandum to Chief Minister of Delhi Smt. Sheila Dikshit, who promised to setup hostel for North East working women last year and not taken up the matter. Memorandum will also be submitted to National Commission for Women and National Commission for Minorities. Mr. Madhu Chandra has already spoken to Dr. H. T. Sangliana – Deputy Chairman of NCM to take up the issue as majority of victims attacked in Delhi belong to Christian communities.
North East Support Centre & Helpline (www.nesupportcentre.blogspot.com) 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.
Angam Haokip – Media In-charge