NEW DELHI: A 16-year-old girl in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area was dragged to a park and raped by two youths on July 6. The victim was returning home via an unlit lane after her tuition classes at around 7.30 pm when the accused and his friend raped her.
Every day, there are incidents of molestation, rape, assault and other forms of violence against women. Despite tall promises by lawmakers and enforcement agencies, the national capital witnesses six rapes and 13 molestation cases every day. Till July 12, as many as 1,076 rape and 2,574 molestation incidents were reported in the city. Shockingly, most of them occurred in posh south Delhi areas.
Last Monday, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police’s top brass—including Commissioner B S Bassi—held a crime review meeting and found that most of the incidents related to crime against women were reported from south Delhi.
After analysing crime figures of 170 police stations, they concluded that the maximum rape and molestation incidents occurred in Mehrauli, Vasant Vihar, Govindpuri and Neb Sarai. While 108 molestation and 20 rape cases took place in Mehrauli, the Vasant Vihar police registered 90 molestation and 20 rape cases.
Thirty-seven rape cases were reported from Govindpuri and Malviya Nagar areas, and 191 molestation cases were from Bindapur, Dabri, Neb Sarai and Malviya Nagar areas. On May 17, a 25-year-old woman was abducted from south Delhi’s Defence Colony and gang-raped by four men in a car. They took her to a flat in Mehrauli and took turns to rape her. The victim works for an event management company.