Gangtok: Union Minister for Development of
North Eastern Region, Bijoy Krishna Handique said on Monday there
was a need for "complete overhaul" of security measures for
the women employees from the region, working in the BPO sector
in Delhi and its satellite towns.
Handique`s remarks came a few days after the rape of a
Mizo woman working for a BPO in Gurgaon.
While condemning the incident, he expressed concern over
lack of steps taken by BPO companies to ensure safety of its
"The responsibility of the safety of the employees
ultimately lies with the BPO companies. The BPO companies must
follow the guidelines issued by the police from time to time,"
Handique said in a press release here.
The minister met the Mizo victim and her relatives
yesterday, the release said.
The 30-year-old victim was walking towards her home in
Moti Village in south Delhi early Wednesday morning along with
one of her colleagues when the men in a vehicle abducted her
and took turns to rape her. She was later dumped in Mongolpuri
after which she approached police.
Handique has convened a meeting on security of N-E women
in Delhi and adjacent areas next week, which is likely to be
attended by police heads of NCR, resident commissioners of the
N-E states, and senior officials from the DoNER ministry.