The chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Swati Maliwal, has expressed serious concerns about the safety of women in the national capital following two recent incidents of violence against women. Maliwal has called on the Union government to address the issue of Delhi Police’s accountability, emphasizing the urgent need for action.
Recent Incidents of Violence
In the past few days, two disturbing incidents of violence against women have shaken the city. In Malviya Nagar, a woman believed to be around 25 years old was found dead in a park with severe head injuries. In another incident, a 42-year-old woman was allegedly shot dead near her residence in Dabri, southwest Delhi. These incidents highlight the alarming law and order situation in the city.
Delhi’s Unsafe Environment
According to Maliwal, Delhi has become a highly unsafe place, especially for women. She pointed out that in one of the incidents, the perpetrator shot himself dead after committing the crime, while in the other case, a woman was brutally beaten to death with an iron rod in broad daylight near Aurbindo College. Maliwal stressed that the frequency of such heinous crimes has created an atmosphere of fear and insecurity for women in the city.
Lack of Accountability and Urgent Need for Action
The DCW chief raised crucial questions about the accountability of the Delhi Police. She questioned why people seem unafraid of the legal system and why the Centre has not taken decisive action to address the issue. Maliwal urged the Union government to call an immediate meeting, involving the Delhi government and police, to establish accountability and take concrete steps to address the alarming situation.
Arrest in Malviya Nagar Case
In the Malviya Nagar case, the Delhi Police have arrested the accused, identified as Irfan. The incident appears to be related to a love angle and denial of marriage, as the victim and the accused were cousins, and the deceased’s family had refused the boy’s proposal. The accused was reportedly mentally disturbed due to personal issues, which led to the tragic crime.
DCW’s Actions and Appeal
The Delhi Commission for Women has taken suo-moto cognizance of the Malviya Nagar murder case. The commission is actively pursuing the matter and has issued notices to concerned authorities, seeking details of the investigation and action taken. Maliwal reiterated that the DCW ensures the arrest of the accused and provides legal aid and compensation to the victim’s family. However, she emphasized that the root cause of such crimes must be addressed through increased police accountability.
The recent incidents of violence against women in Delhi have raised serious concerns about the city’s safety. Swati Maliwal, the chairperson of the DCW, has called on the Union government to take immediate action and fix the accountability of the Delhi Police to make the city safer for everyone, especially women. The need for prompt and effective measures to address this issue cannot be overstated, and authorities must work together to restore confidence in the city’s law and order.
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