Delhi: 14-year-old Manipuri girl raped by landlord’s son, sparks off protests

The teenager, raped by her landlord's son in Munirka, suffered injuries and is being treated at Safdarjung Hospital.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2014 9:43 pm
The demonstrators raised anti-police slogans and also tried to barge into the police station. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna) The demonstrators raised anti-police slogans and also tried to barge into the police station. (IE Photo: Praveen Khanna)

A 14-year-old girl from the Northeastern state of Manipur was allegedly raped by her landlord’s son in South Delhi’s Munirka area.

The accused identified as Vicky has been arrested after an FIR was registered under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act at Vasant Vihar Police Station, police said.

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However, the incident, which comes close on the heels of the death of an Arunachal Pradesh youth Nido Taniam, sparked off protests outside the police station with students groups from the Northeast blocking the road and clashing with the police following which traffic was diverted in the area.

The demonstrators raised anti-police slogans and also tried to barge into the police station.

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Later, Delhi Commission of Women Chairperson Barkha Singh reached the spot and spoke to protesters. She also held a meeting with senior police officials in this regard.

“An accused has been arrested in the case. The girl is out of danger, her medical examination was also done. We are looking into the case and we will go to any extent to make sure that the perpetrators in this case are hanged. It is very shameful and unfortunate that she was raped in the same area where she lived by her landlord’s son,” Singh told reporters.

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According to a police official, the incident took place last night at around 10:30 PM when the victim stepped out to buy some household items in the locality. Vicky accosted her in front of a hospital in the area and took her to a nearby room and raped her.”

The girl has suffered injuries and was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where she underwent a medical examination. She is now being treated for injuries, police said.

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First Published on: February 8, 2014 2:27 pm
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    dheerajdelhi .
    Feb 8, 2014 at 5:21 pm
    shame that Delhi law and order comes directly under home ministry and under their nose all these crimes are happening since decades and no solution in sight. Probably the government of the day thinks just winning elections is their sole motto and not ensuring safety of their citizens. First they leagalise all unauthorized colonies with all migrants including bangladeshis and then they dont know how to control the potion. Perhaps its time to debate about on how to keep the potion in check and control.
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      KAmarnathr KR
      Feb 8, 2014 at 9:52 pm
      These incidences repeat so often .... it would be criminal on our part if we do not understand the underlying problem.The male to female potion ratio in the North Indian states is totally imbalanced. For eg: in Delhi there are 868 females for every 1000 males. Shocking! If we now take the entire Delhi potion (2.2 crores), that imbalance would look Very ugly. The North Indian states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chadigharh, Rajasthan fare very poor in gender ratio.(Statistics taken from mapsofindia dot com)The most possible reason for this skewed ratio could be sustained female infanticide in the northern belts of India. Female infanticide seems to have occurred in endemic proportions to reflect this kind of skewed ratio.At the core of this violence against female potion is the gender ratio imbalance. Cultural factors/law and order problems make it worse. Significantly large male potion not being able to marry at right age resulting in this potion not having access to . Few in this male potion is going to reach that breaking point and indulge in ual violence. The region has reached a point where violence against female potion is overwhelmingly prevalent.And ..... as another debating member (manninamaga) had pointed out... hidden under these few rape cases that appear in news, there are many many more which go unreported. This emboldens the criminals and makes the problem still worse. Add to it, an unskilled police force, and on few occasions colluding with criminals.
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        KAmarnathr KR
        Feb 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm
        These incidences repeat so often .... it would be criminal on our part if we do not understand the underlying problem.The male to female potion ratio in the North Indian states is totally imbalanced. For eg: in Delhi there are 868 females for every 1000 males. Shocking! If we now take the entire Delhi potion (2.2 crores), that imbalance would look Very ugly. The North Indian states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chadigharh, Rajasthan fare very poor in gender ratio.(Statistics taken from mapsofindia dot com)The most possible reason for this skewed ratio could be sustained female infanticide in the northern belts of India. Female infanticide seems to have occurred in endemic proportions to reflect this kind of skewed ratio.At the core of this violence against female potion is the gender ratio imbalance. Cultural factors/law and order problems make it worse. Significantly large male potion not being able to marry at right age resulting in this potion not having access to . Few in this male potion is going to reach that breaking point and indulge in ual violence. The region has reached a point where violence against female potion is overwhelmingly prevalent.And ..... as another debating member here (manninamaga) had pointed out..... hidden under these few rape case in news, there are many many more which go unreported. This emboldens the criminals and makes the problem still worse. Add to it, an unskilled police force, and on few occasions colluding with criminals.
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          KAmarnathr KR
          Feb 8, 2014 at 9:57 pm
          These incidences repeat so often .... it would be criminal on our part if we do not understand the underlying problem.The male to female potion ratio in the North Indian states is totally imbalanced. For eg: in Delhi there are 868 females for every 1000 males. Shocking! If we now take the entire Delhi potion (2.2 crores), that imbalance would look Very ugly. The North Indian states of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Chadigharh, Rajasthan fare very poor in gender ratio.(Statistics taken from mapsofindia dot com)The most possible reason for this skewed ratio could be sustained female infanticide in the northern belts of India. Female infanticide seems to have occurred in endemic proportions to reflect this kind of skewed ratio.At the core of this violence against female potion is the gender ratio imbalance. Cultural factors/law and order problems make it worse. Significantly large male potion not being able to marry at right age resulting in this potion not having access to . Few in this male potion is going to reach that breaking point and indulge in ual violence. The region has reached a point where violence against female potion is overwhelmingly prevalent.And ..... as another debating member here (manninamaga) had pointed out..... hidden under these few rape case in news, there are many many more which go unreported. This emboldens the criminals and makes the problem still worse. Add to it, an unskilled police force, and on few occasions colluding with criminals.
          Reply