Woman assaulted, paraded naked by liquor mafia

New Delhi : In another shocking incident against women in the national capital, a mob allegedly thrashed, “paraded naked” a woman for helping the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) and police bust an illicit liquor racket in outer Delhi’s Narela. What was more shocking about the incident that the victim was allegedly attacked by other women of the locality who were apparently involved in bootlegging, police said. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal termed the incident as “shocking and shameful” and urged Lt Governor Anil Baijal to intervene and take action against local policemen who were allegedly colluding with those running the racket. A case has been registered by police under various sections of the Indian Penal Code against the women involved in the incident.
A 33-year-old woman was allegedly attacked with iron rods, dragged out of a house where she tried to seek refuge and her clothes ripped apart before being paraded in the lanes of a JJ colony by a group of women in Narela. The victim, mother of four children, has alleged her attackers were women involved in the illicit liquor trade. She has been admitted to a government hospital in central Delhi after being shifted from a local one. The police, which has taken cognisance of the incident, said the victim was a member of the Nasha Mukti Panchayat in the area and had assisted them at times in curbing the sale of illegal liquor in the slums. However, the police denied that the victim was paraded naked, saying that her clothes may have got torned in the scuffle.(Agencies)