Delhi govt orders probe into Nigerian woman's alleged gang-rape

The Delhi government on Saturday ordered probe into the alleged gang-rape of Nigerian woman.

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Saturday ordered probe into the alleged gang-rape of Nigerian woman.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's office said, "The Delhi government is committed to ensure safety of women in the national capital and will not tolerate crimes against women. The government will adopt a policy of zero tolerance on crimes against women and will not allow any laxity on the part of those responsible for maintaining the law and order."

Officials said the inquiry will cover all aspects including the state of night patrolling and whether window panes of the car in which the crime was committed adhered to legal visibility norms.

The government said roads of Delhi cannot be allowed to become centres of crime particularly at night hours and the city government was ready to fully cooperate with the Delhi Police for making the national capital safe and crime-free.

It said crimes against women in general and particularly in moving vehicles were totally unacceptable.  

The 35-year-old woman alleged that she had been gang-raped in a moving car.

Four people had been arrested after the woman was found in an unconscious state in Mayur Vihar area in east Delhi around 2.43 am Friday.

Police said when the victim was found, she was under the influence of alcohol. They received a call from a passerby who spotted the woman.

Police had said that the woman had boarded the accused's car in which she was gang-raped in south Delhi's Saket area.
She did not know the accused and had jumped out of the car in Mayur Vihar area.

"We have arrested all the four accused, who are residents of Mayur Vihar area," police said.

(With Agency Inputs)

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