New Delhi: A 14-year-old Dalit rape victim who was repeatedly sexually assaulted and was forced to drink a corrosive substance, died at a hospital in Delhi on Sunday, prompting an anguished DCW chief to lash out at the Centre and Delhi police on the issue of women’s safety.
“How many Nirbhayas does Delhi want? We all simply wait for next Nirbhaya to die,” the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal said on Twitter, adding she “never felt so helpless.”
“The girl was fed a corrosive substance which completely destroyed her internal organs and she died a very painful death,” she said, adding that it was only after the Commission issued notice to the DCP (North), the accused who was roaming free was arrested.
She asked the Centre to set up a high-level ministerial committee on women safety under the leadership of Home Minister Rajnath Singh. “With parents of 14-year-old victim. V poor n inconsolable. How many Nirbhayas does Delhi want? We all simply wait for next Nirbhaya to die.
Meanwhile, 50 Dalit families in Madhya Pradesh have sought Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s permission for euthanasia, alleging the land granted to them 15 years ago by government is occupied by musclemen which has left them with no means to sustain livelihood.