Delhi: 14-Year-Old Dies After Two Months Of Rape & Torture, DCW Chief Swati Maliwal Expresses Outrage

The Logical Indian

July 25th, 2016 / 4:50 PM

Source: indiatoday indiatimes | Image Courtesy: Patrika politicalimpressionsblog

A 14-year-old Dalit rape victim succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday. Prior to her death, she was repeatedly sexually assaulted and forced to drink an acid-like substance that had destroyed her internal system.

Her death has anguished the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal, who lashed out her grievance at the Centre and at the inefficacy of Delhi Police on the issue of women’s safety. She tweeted, “How many Nirbhayas does Delhi want? We all simply wait for next Nirbhaya to die,”. Maliwal added that she “never felt so helpless.”

She also stated that only after the Commission had issued notice to DCP (North) that the accused who was roaming free was arrested.

The DCW has asked the centre to set up a high-level Ministerial Committee on Women Safety under the leadership of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

On Friday, the DCW had issued a notice to DCP (North) questioning the handling of the case of the rape victim after she was allegedly kidnapped by the accused just before a hearing in her rape case and was subjected to sexual assault several times and forced to drink corrosive substance.

In the notice, the Commission had directed DCP (North) to provide security to the girl and her family and asked why the police had not arrested the accused till date.

The Commission had also sought the details of action taken on the complaint of the victim’s parents regarding threat to their lives in an FIR filed on May 15 and asked the reasons for not registering offences under Section 3 of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

The number of rapes or reports of rape are growing in the country. Whether it’s Delhi, Kerala or Rajasthan, data suggest women are not safe at all in this country. The Centre should take cognisance of the matter and set up committees or task forces to curb such incidents.


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