In a shocking incident on Thursday, a DCW volunteer was allegedly beaten up with iron rod and her clothes was ripped apart before parading her in the lanes of Delhi’s Narela locality.
The incident took place a day after the 33-year-old helped the Delhi Commission for Women bust a liquor racket in the area, PTI reported.
Rajneesh Gupta, DCP (Rohini), however, dismissed the DCW’s allegations that the woman was “paraded naked” and instead said her clothes had “torn a little” while she was being beaten by a group of women. “There were no men among the assailants,” said the DCP.
According to police, the woman was a member of the Nasha Mukti Panchayat and had assisted them earlier. “A total of 312 quarters of alcohol and 12 beer bottles were found from the area on Wednesday,” said the DCP.
— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2017
Four more women arrested in connection with assault and thrashing of a woman member of Nasha Mukti Panchayat— ANI (@ANI) December 8, 2017
On Wednesday night, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal and her team raided the house of a woman identified as Asha. The police said Asha and a few other women allegedly beat up the victim.
The women’s commission’s chief Swati Jai Hind said that the volunteer, who lives near the area, was surrounded by a group of men and women and attacked her on Thursday morning.
“The owner of the illegal liquor shop, along with a mob, surrounded the female volunteer. She was beaten up with iron rods, her clothes were torn and she was paraded naked in the locality,” she told.
On Thursday afternoon, a group of women allegedly attacked the victim for her role in leading to the alcohol seizure.
“The woman suffered bruises and abrasions on her face and forearm. She did not suffer any fractures and did not receive any sharp injuries. The police team rushed her to a hospital,” said the DCP.
The injured woman had earlier this year got another assault case registered against the prime suspect. We had arrested the woman suspect back then also,” said the DCP.
Meanwhile, Madhur Verma, Delhi Police’s spokesperson, pointed out that 55 cases under the Excise Act had been registered against the bootleggers of this neighbourhood.
Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in the capital of India. I urge Hon’ble LG to immediately intervene, take action against local policemen and ensure everyone’s safety https://t.co/Den926EgML— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 7, 2017
A brave lady beaten & paraded naked in Delhi by liquor mafia, her video is made~all coz she dared to raise her voice against crime and helped DCW catch people selling illegal liquor in their home at 50 m from police chowki. Is there any law and order in Delhi? Shame @DelhiPolice https://t.co/IchXfXbv25— Swati Jai Hind (@SwatiJaiHind) December 7, 2017
Shameful 2 term incident as 'quarrel' when ppl who attackd Praveen, threatend her & DCW team in front of me last night. Also no MLC records someone's insult on having been paraded naked! She has iron rod marks on body & is still hospitalised! Police Maalkhana is at 50 m, pl chk! https://t.co/U5PJuIPFQk— Swati Jai Hind (@SwatiJaiHind) December 7, 2017