Delhi Police crackdown on protestors outside Sheila Dikshit's residence
Delhi Police fired water canons to disperse thousands of student protestors who had gathered outside Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit's residence here on Wednesday to vent their ire over the alleged rape of a medical student in a moving bus.
The protestors under the banner of All India Students Association (AISA) raised slogans against the Chief Minister and the Delhi Police for not taking firm steps to protect the feminine gender in the national capital.
They also sought a firm answer from the Chief Minister on this issue.
The angry demonstrators were demanding urgent measures to improve security for women in the capital. Delhi Police has blocked the main road leading to the Chief Minister's residence.
"Why can't the Parliament discuss this issue in a big way?" said one of the student protestors.
Several women activists also held a similar protest outside the Delhi Police Headquarters at ITO here and raised slogans against the men in uniform.
A 23-year-old medical student was gang-raped and hit with an iron rod for resisting for nearly 45 minutes on a Delhi bus late on Sunday evening. The victim was later thrown out of the moving bus along with her friend.
The victim, who is in critical condition, is presently undergoing treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital here.
Four of the six men who allegedly raped the student have been arrested. The driver of the bus in which she was gang-raped and tortured, has been remanded to police custody for five days as the cops attempt to arrest the two men who are still absconding.