Protest in Delhi over sexual assault of Northeast girl in Hauz Khas village

A man allegedly raped a 24-year-old student from a northeastern state in Hauz Khas Village on wee hours of Sunday.

Protest in Delhi over sexual assault of Northeast girl in Hauz Khas village

Raising voice against the 24-year-old student in Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village, various civil societies staged a protest on Tuesday, demanding a speedy justice for the victim.

A man allegedly raped a 24-year-old student from a northeastern state in Hauz Khas Village on wee hours of Sunday.  According to the reports, the woman was returning home with a cousin after dinner at a restaurant in Hauz Khas Village at around 2:30 am on Sunday. In her complaint, she said that the man, who she couldn’t identify, raped her twice at the Deer park.


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Arguing to stop victim-blaming, protesters, including members of several organisations from northeastern states, gathered at the entrance of Hauz Khas Village today.



"It is unacceptable and strong measures need to be taken to prevent this. It is time that India must develop a national action plan for women security," said Binalakshmi Nepram, founder of Manipur Gun Survivors Network.







Protesters argued that the culprit must be punished as per the rule of the law at the earliest and the government should ensure proper relief and rehabilitation of the survivor.



In addition, they have also demanded special safety mechanisms for women hailing from conflict areas of Northeast India living in Delhi NCR, among others.



Meanwhile, police have reportedly arrested a suspect from a South Delhi locality. The Hindustan Times report quoted Ishwar Singh, DCP(South) as saying the accused who is in his 20s, has been identified as Raja alias Jhandel and he works at a small restaurant located near the village.

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“After an intense investigation, the accused has been positively identified. Various teams are raiding his probable hideouts and results are expected soon,” the police had said.



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The police also recovered the iPhone the accused had snatched from the victim while fleeing after the crime. He had also snatched her wallet but dropped it while escaping. The wallet had been found from the crime spot soon after the rape was reported to the police around 2.45 am on Sunday.