Delhi(PTI): A Delhi Police ACP has been accused of rape by his daughter-in-law, police said…
Delhi: In the wake of the recent horrific twin rape cases of minors in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Sunday to discuss the law and order situation in the state.
The outcome of the meeting is awaited with great enthusiasm as both the leaders have a history of engaging in a power tussle with each other.
The multiple rape case sent waves of shock across the nation and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the capital has been slammed for failing to ensure women’s safety in the city.
Kejriwal had yesterday washed his hands of all responsibly and blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the LG for not ensuring law and order in the state.
“The Delhi police is under absolutely no democratic control. Who holds the responsibility of the Delhi Police report. Prime Minister says he has the police under him, so he should answer on this issue, but we won’t remain silent,” Kejriwal said.
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal condemned the brutal gang rape of a two minors in the capital saying there were ‘huge shortcomings’ in the law and order situation of Delhi.
Women’s safety was one of Kejriwal’s electoral promises during the Assembly election and now with the fresh cases of twin rapes in the city, the Chief Minister and his government need to brace themselves for the surge of criticism towards them from the opposition.
The Delhi Police arrested two accused in Nangloi rape case on Saturday late night, in which a toddler was allegedly kidnapped and raped brutally.
Both the accused arrested are juveniles, reported ANI.
The prime lead in the case being a CCTV grab in which the registration number of the motorbike is partially visible.
“As many as 15 police teams have been put into this case to identify and nab the accused as early as possible,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Dependra Pathak.
During investigation, it came to light that the duo allegedly kidnapped the two-and-a-half-year-old girl taking advantage of a ten-minute-long power cut which took place in the locality around 11.30 PM, said a police official privy to the investigation.
The girl and her grandmother were among the spectators at a Ramlila event organised close to their residence. The girl was standing a few metres away from her granny just to have a better glimpse of the drama, when the lights went off, said police.
The Ramlila committee then turned on a generator and after the lights were back in around 10 minutes, the toddler’s grandmother noticed that she was missing.
When she raised an alarm, locals gathered around and started looking for the girl. When they failed, they reported the matter to the police. Around 1.30 AM, the girl was spotted – bleeding profusely and crying – at a park, less than half-a-kilometre away from her residence, said police.
She was rushed to a hospital, where rape was confirmed and the girl had to be admitted.
Meanwhile, the police obtained CCTV grabs from a shop in the locality. In the footage, the girl can be seen being seated between two men, not wearing helmets, on a motorcycle.
However, the profiles of the accused were not clear enough for profiling, said the official.
Agitated locals and relatives of the victim staged a protest at Nangloi-Najafgarh Road demanding immediate arrest of the accused. They also vandalised a few buses, throwing traffic out of gear for several hours.
Later, a police team had to be deployed there and the crowd dispersed after intervention of senior officials who assured them of a speedy and unbiased probe, police added.
(With PTI inputs)