Sunday, November 28, 2010

Delhi rape victim to fight on, refuses to leave


Despite her nightmarish experience, the 30-year-old BPO employee, who was  abducted and raped by five men in south Delhi, has decided to stay back and pursue her case so that no one else from her community has to suffer the same fate. The woman, who hails from Mizoram, is presently undergoing treatment at a south Delhi hospital. She has refused to go back to her native place till the accused are brought to book. The victim is extremely brave and is coping with the situation quite well. When we asked her if she wants to go back to her native place, she said no. She added that she was here to fight the case and see that it reaches its logical conclusion. She said if she will not do so, other women from her community will continue to be victimised,” said Takam Sanjoy, MP from Arunachal Pradesh. Takam is actively pursuing the Dhaula Kuan rape victim’s case.
This year, at least 17 cases of heinous crimes like rape and molestation, involving women from the north-eastern states, have been reported.
Meanwhile, the victim’s parents arrived in the Capital on Saturday.
Takam added that they would meet the Union home minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday to discuss strategies to help protect women from the north-east.
“A team of psychologists is taking care of her. We are worried about how the police are going to handle this case as we did not have very good experience in the past,” said Madhu Chandra, spokesperson, Northeast Support Centre and Helpline.
The victim is being taken care of by the Mizoram government.
“The government authorities are taking adequate care of her and she has been provided accommodation as well. Her colleague, who escaped the tragedy, is also extending full support,” said Takam.
On Saturday, the victim helped the police prepare the second sketch of one of the five accused.


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