Rape in CM's own constituency shameful: Haroon Yusuf
Commenting on the rape of a Danish woman in the capital on Tuesday, Congress leader Haroon Yusuf on Thursday said it is shameful that the incident took place in Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's own constituency, and that revealing the name of the victim is totally unacceptable.
"It is an extremely shameful thing, and what is even more shameful that the incident took place in his own constituency. On top of that, one of the ministers has revealed the name of the victim which is completely unacceptable," said Yusuf
"It is the same party who told everyone that Congress is a rapist party, and that women cannot be safe here. When the party's child welfare minister herself says she is going to ask the CM on what steps are being taken on this issue, he has no right to question," he said.
"They should look into their own party and see what is wrong rather than pointing out others flaws," he added.
Delhi Police have arrested four men in connection with the gang-rape case of a Danish woman.
The 51-year-old woman was allegedly attacked by a gang of eight men on Tuesday evening after losing her way to her hotel in Paharganj.
All eight men have been identified, police said.
The woman has told the police she was held by the men between 4 and 7 p.m. after which they abandoned her.
She then took an auto-rickshaw to her hotel where she confided in a fellow tourist, who asked the owner to phone the police.
The Danish tourist said she was robbed and beaten too.
An All India Radio report, however, said only two persons had been arrested.
Delhi Police said they have recovered an I-pod, ear plug, mobile phone and other valuable items.
Police have registered a case of gang rape under Section 376 G (2) of the Indian penal Code (IPC) and robbery.
The Danish Embassy has been informed about the arrests, police said.
Police claimed that they have identified the culprits and all of them are vagabonds.
The Danish woman arrived in Delhi on Tuesday after visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra. She has since returned to Denmark.
The Danish foreign ministry has said that it is in contact with the Delhi Police to ensure the "prosecution of the guilty."
"We have in our travel advice referred to the particular risk there is in India for sexual crimes. Obviously we will look at whether we need to sharpen it further," Denmark foreign ministry spokesman Ole Eberg Mikkelsen said.
The case comes weeks after a Polish woman was allegedly drugged and raped by a taxi driver while traveling with her two-year-old daughter to New Delhi.
The incident has left Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on the back foot weeks after it won massive popular support in state polls with its promise to make the city safer for women.
(Posted on 16-01-2014)