28th January, 2022
A 20-year-old girl has been reportedly gangraped by illegal liquor sellers in the Indian capital of Delhi.
The attackers then tonsured her, garlanded her with slippers and paraded her blackened face in the Kasturba Nagar area of the city.
Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women, Swati Maliwal tweeted the lady’s ordeal on Thursday:
“In Kasturba Nagar, a 20-year-old girl was gang-raped by illegal liquor sellers, made her bald, wore a garland of slippers and turned her face black in the entire area.
“I am issuing notice to Delhi Police. All criminal men and women should be arrested and the girl and her family should be given security”.
Her tweet got viral, with one person responding: “Shame on Delhi! 20 year old girl was kidnapped and gang-raped, then went bald and soot on her face in the streets”.
According to the victim’s sister, a boy living in the neighbourhood who claimed to be in love with the woman committed suicide in November last year.
“His family blames my sister for their son’s death,” she said.
Further investigation into the matter is underway.
Meanwhile, India’s newspaper Midday reported Delhi Police arrested four people for allegedly gangraping a woman in Vivek Vihar area of Shahdara district.
“An unfortunate incident of sexual assault of a woman due to personal enmity happened in Shahdara District,” said R Sathiyasundaram, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Shahdara.
“Police has nabbed four accused and probe is on. All possible help and counselling are being provided to the victim,” DCP added.