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Girls must carry blades, knives, chilli powder: Guj DGP

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 20:11

Zeenews Bureau

Ahmedabad: Gujarat’s Director General of Police S S Khandwawala on Wednesday advised females to carry chilli powder before venturing outside.

In a bid to sound protective towards the girls, he told them through the media to even take blades and knives with them to protect themselves from potential molesters.

His statement holds in the wake of increasing rape incidents. Off late there have been a few incidents of rape and molestation and such cases have seen a consistent rise in the country.

Earlier in the day, a woman in the Yavatmal district of Maharashtra was allegedly gangraped and is now struggling for life with 95% burns.

There is a serious need to curb gender crime and the DGP’s suggestion is very practical considering the prevailing scenario in the country.

First Published: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 20:11
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