Two more held for assaulting woman

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New Delhi, Jan 27 : A man and another woman were arrested on Friday for a brutal and humiliating gang-rape and assault on a woman at Kasturba Nagar in the Indian capital, police said.

Seven women and two juveniles were taken into custody on Thursday. A senior police official said two accused, including a woman, were arrested on Friday, taking the total number of arrests to 11.

The police were trying to identify more people to be arrested after watching a video clip of the horrific incident. Two days ago, a 20-year-old woman’s head was shaved and face blackened and she was paraded with a garland of shoes at Kasturba Nagar near Vivek Vihar in east Delhi.

Some of the women reportedly egged on the men to rape the victim. The video clip showed showing several persons surrounding the woman and thrashing her even as some hurled abuses. The seven women arrested on Thursday were identified as Shalu (36), Rajji (40), Prerna (18), Komal (25), Varsha (38), Priti (36) and Baby (40).

All are residents of Kasturba Nagar. The police tweeted: “Delhi Police appeals to everyone not to share the alleged video of the incident as it amounts to breaching the identity and dignity of the victim. This is insensitive and against the law and attracts penal action.”

Earlier, Delhi Police tweeted and said a woman was sexually attacked and that the police were providing all possible help to the victim. Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Swati Maliwal said the video showed the sad plight of the victim. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the incident “very shameful”.

“How did the criminals get so courageous? I urge the Union Home Minister and the Lt Governor to instruct the police to take strict action, pay attention to the law and order situation. Delhiites will not tolerate such heinous crime and criminals at any cost,” he said.


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