Delhi not safe for girls, says DCW chief over minor’s murder
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Monday said the murder and “rape” of a four-year-old girl showed that the national capital was not safe for women and girls.
“Four-year-old girl raped and murdered by a 25-year-old man in Keshav Puram. How low will humanity stoop? Delhi is so unsafe for women and girls,” Maliwal tweeted.
She held the system accountable for the girl’s murder and said that instead of addressing crime against women, the system was attacking the DCW for working.
“DCW (had been) repeatedly raising women issues since last year. Falling on deaf ears. Instead of stopping rapes, system attacking DCW for working,” Maliwal said in a series of tweets.
She added that there was no change in Delhi on women’s safety as no committee was working towards it.
“Women and girls (are) ultimate sufferer of mis-coordination between (the) Centre and state. Plead Rajnath Singhji (Union Home Minister) to form high level committee in Delhi.”
“MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs) disbanded STF, asked LG (Lt Governor) to form committee which hasn’t been done,” Maliwal said in another tweet.
She added that even Chief Secretary of the Delhi government held no meeting on women’s safety since last year.
“System continues to be unaccountable,” she added.
The girl who went missing on Sunday night was found murdered on Monday from the railway quarters in Keshav Puram area of north Delhi, police said.
The girl went missing at around 8.30 p.m. when she was playing outside her home near the Britannia factory in a slum area in North West Delhi. She was found dead on Monday around 6 a.m. in Keshav Puram area, Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Singh told IANS.
Kamlesh Kumar, uncle of the minor girl, alleged that a tempo driver who is absconding since Sunday, kidnapped her.