Delhi Police has failed to tackle crime against women: NCW chief

5-year-old girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour in east Delhi's Gandhinagar.

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 19, 2013 7:35:45 pm

National Commission for Women Chairperson Mamata Sharma today demanded action against Delhi Police,including its commissioner,accusing it of “failure” to tackle crime against women.

Her comments came as a five-year-old girl,who was raped allegedly by her neighbour in east Delhi’s Gandhinagar area after holding her captive for four days,battled for her life in a hospital.

“Such incidents (rapes) are on rise in the capital,we want some action,even at the level of Delhi Police Commissioner. It’s high time that Union government should take some action,” she said.

Observing that Delhi Police was not under the city government,Sharma said,she would write to Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday.

Expressing her inability to take up the matter and get her shifted to AIIMS from Swami Dayanand hospital today,she said,“I will be taking it up tomorrow. Today is a holiday,I will take it up tomorrow (Saturday) and will myself visit the girl and provide her whatever help we can do.

“I am going to get the girl admitted in AIIMS tomorrow,” she said even as the city administration prepared themselves to shift the girl today itself to AIIMS or LNJP Hospital.

The girl was found locked yesterday,after four days,in her neighbour’s house who was staying in the same building.

The girl,admitted in Swami Dayanand hospital,was now battling for life due to infection contracted from foreign objects found inside her body and doctors have termed next 24 to 48 hours as critical for her survival.

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