North East girl sexually molested [The Sangai Express]

New Delhi, Oct 17 : A Naga girl from Manipur was sexually abused by a local man in North Delhi last night. A boy who came to help her was brutally beaten up by local people who helped the accused to flee, informed a press release issued by the North East Support Centre and Helpline. 

According to a source reaching North East Support Centre & Helpline, the incident happened when Ms Joyce (name changed) was making a telephone call from a public phone booth last night at around 8.30. A man came from behind and assaulted her. When she raised an alarm, a boy belonging to same community living nearby, came to her rescue and caught the man. Meanwhile, two local boys attacked him and helped the accused run away from the scene.

A Naga student body rushed to Timapur police station and lodged a complaint against the molester. A case has been register under FIR 224/2011 and two men who attacked the boy and allowed the molester to escape were detained in the police station though no FIR was registered against them until the time of filing this report. The man who assaulted the girl is absconding.

Madhu Chandra, spokesperson of North East Support Centre & Helpline spoke to a senior police officer posted in North Delhi campus and expressed the helplessness when law enforcing agencies did not perform their duties. He took up the matter with police officer on duty at Timapur Police station.

“Timapur police station has records of how they have handled such cases. Two Naga girls were molested by people who came for police recruitment in 2005 and two sisters from Manipur molested in daylight by two local men at Gandhi Vihar in 2008 . The cases were denied and delayed for four days until the pressure mounted from media and top officials. Police are yet to bring justice to these cases,” he said.

A number of North East girls have been raped and sexually molested in Delhi and NCR.

Source: The Sangai Express

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