Girl stabbed 35 times: CM Arvind Kejriwal seeks control of Delhi Police

Govt orders magisterial probe, seeks report from police chief in two days.

Written by MAYURA JANWALKAR | New Delhi | Updated: July 19, 2015 8:14 am
 delhi, delhi eve teasing, delhi women, delhi women safety, delhi girl stabbed, delhi rape, sexual assault, rape delhi, sexual assault delhi, delhi news, india news, indian express Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia with the victim’s parents at her residence in Anand Parbat. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

Citing the brutal murder of a teenager in central Delhi’s Anand Parbat area as an example of the deteriorating law and order situation in the capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either do something to improve the situation or hand over control of the city’s police force to his government.

Kejriwal made the comment hours after he visited the family of 19-year-old Meenakshi, who was killed on Thursday after she was stabbed 35 times, allegedly by two brothers living in her neighbourhood in central Delhi’s Anand Parbat area. Her family has claimed that the arrested duo had molested her earlier and even threatened to throw acid on her face in 2013. The family had also complained to the police against the duo.

Kejriwal promised Rs 5 lakh to the victim’s family, but also told them that his hands were tied since his government had no authority over Delhi police.

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The chief minister later tweeted , “Meenakshi ka katal dil dehla dene wala hai. Delhi mein kanoon vyavastha har din bigadti jaa rahi hai. Delhi police seedhe pradhan mantri ke under hai. Ya toh pradhan mantriji kuch karen aur ya phir Delhi police ko Delhi sarkar ko saunpe (Meenakshi’s murder was bone-chilling. The law and order in Delhi is deteriorating day-by-day. The Delhi police comes directly under the PM The PM should either do something or hand Delhi police over to the Delhi government)”.

The Delhi government has also ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.

Meanwhile, in a strongly-worded letter to Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, Home Minister Satyendra Jain sought a report in the case within two days. He also claimed that the Delhi police has abetted the killing of the teenager by failing to take action against the accused, although the victim’s family had filed complaints against them since 2013.

In his letter, Jain wrote, “It is beyond comprehension that a crime has perpetuated in the capital despite prior complaints. The inaction of the police failed to provide security to the deceased. The police has, in a way, abetted the crime by inaction.”

In his letter, Jain “requested” Bassi to submit a detailed report in the case in two days. He wrote, “This state of Delhi police even post Nirbhaya (the victim of the Delhi gangrape) is shocking.” The case should be closely examined “with detailed scrutiny from vigilance and criminal angle,” he said.

Jain enlisted five points that he wanted detailed — copies of past complaints lodged by the girl’s family, cogently evident actions taken by the police in these complaints, detailed reasons for not filing an FIR in a complaint pertaining to women’s security, identification and fixing responsibility of the lapses on the police’s part in handling the past complaints and “identification of lapses of senior police officers in reviewing law and order situation pertaining to crime against women vis-a-vis the past complaints and fixing of responsibility thereof of failure of supervisory control leading to stated particular crime.”

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    DK
    Jul 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm
    Its amazing, not one comment from anyone here about the girl's family. Everyone is busy talking about politics, for or against BJP or APP or other bull$hit political parties. I really hope and pray that the girl's parents find some strength at this impossible time.
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      DK
      Jul 20, 2015 at 2:45 am
      Indians have forgotten to be humans. How many here wonder what's happening to the unfortunate parents? Shame on all of you here talking about police and politics. This has become a political issue when it is all to do with the inhumanity of criminal Indians and cowardice of Indian onlookers who are ready to watch but not to help! SHAME! And this is a country that has how many millions of goddesses. WHAT A JOKE? I pray for the mum and dad of the young life that is lost.
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      DK
      Jul 20, 2015 at 2:41 am
      Not diseased family (they don't have a disease), its the family of the deceased
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        Brijkhanna
        Jul 19, 2015 at 8:01 am
        Does Shri Kejriwal ji knows that the person who stabbed this 35 times was/is ardent supporter of AAP. He is henchman of Local AAP leader. Ever since AAP has come on the scene "Crimes Rate" is going up under a well thought ploy of AAP to control over Police. Then AAP CADRE can sing in chorus " Siyiana Bhaiyey Kotwal, Ab der kiss ka hai"
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          Damaru Prasad
          Jul 19, 2015 at 10:43 am
          The girl's father should have kicked conman on his .
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          Lovely
          Jul 19, 2015 at 4:11 am
          This AK Tuqalaq has got good fodder to eat for some time.Now, bash DP-CP.
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            L bhadrapati Devi
            Jul 19, 2015 at 7:50 am
            AAP come to power by the use of criminals to intimidate opposition parties. Crime against the women will be on the rise because the criminals feel that they will be protected by AAP political boss. Arvind kejri inspite of cooperating the swift action of police, he has been doing politics. He is the person who protects all his MLAs having crime records. This shameless liar is cheating people day in and day out.
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              Manohar Sharma
              Jul 19, 2015 at 7:56 am
              Kejriwal just looks for the opportunity to blame Modi. For every casualty anywhere in India he targets Modi. Shame on Kejriwal.
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