Six arrested for stripping woman who helped bust liquor racket

Identified as Praveen, the woman on Thursday alleged that she was attacked by a huge mob who beat her with irons rods and store and clothes.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Dec 08, 2017, 15:53 PM IST
Six arrested for stripping woman who helped bust liquor racket
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NEW DELHI: Six people were on Friday arrested beating and stripping a woman who helped in a raid against illegal liquor trade in her colony.

Identified as Praveen, the woman on Thursday alleged that she was attacked by a huge mob who beat her with irons rods and store and clothes. 30-year-old Praveen is a resident of Narela's JJ cluster.

"I was dragged and stripped. I only protested against the open sale of illegal liquor and they punished me," the victim said in a video shared by Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal.

(Video Courtesy: Twitter/@SwatiJaiHind)

Following the incident, Maliwal tweeted, "A brave lady beaten and paraded naked in Delhi by the liquor mafia. Her video is made - all because she dared to raise her voice against crime and helped the DCW catch people selling illegal liquor in their home 50 metres from the police chowki. Is there any law and order in Delhi? Shame DelhiPolice."

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited Praveen in the hospital and said that the incident was shameful. 

"Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in India. I urge honorable Lt Governor to immediately intervene and take action against local policemen and ensure everyone`s safety," tweeted the Chief Minister.

Praveen had reportedly helped police while they were conducting a raid against the local bootleggers.

A DCW statement said, "The DCW team along with women residents were openly threatened by the liquor mafia of dire consequences. One of the women was attacked by the men, who assaulted her with iron rods and paraded her naked in the area. The entire incident was filmed and a video shared in the area."

On Wednesday, police were called to the spot and over 300 bottles of liquor were confiscated from the house which is barely a few metres away from the local police post, DCW added.

(With IANS inputs)