MP anguished over increase in rape of women from northeast

Expressing concern over growing cases of attacks against women from the northeast states in Delhi, an independent MP from the region on Friday asked the Centre to take appropriate steps to prevent such incidents.

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2010, 18:24 PM IST

New Delhi: Expressing concern over growing
cases of attacks against women from the northeast states in
Delhi, an independent MP from the region on Friday asked the
Centre to take appropriate steps to prevent such incidents.
"It is a matter of grave concern that such barbaric
incidents are happening right in the heart of the national
capital. And it is also unfortunate that the police
administration has so far not been able to trace the
culprits," S K Bwiswmuthiary, Lok Sabha MP from Kokrajhar,
said here.

Referring to the rape of a 30-year old woman BPO staffer
from Mizoram yesterday, he urged the government to pay
adequate ex-gratia compensation to her.

Observing that mostly women from the northeast were
victims of such incidents in Delhi, Bwiswmuthiary sought
urgent security measures to be provided to this group of
working women and students.
He also appealed to the people of Delhi to ensure safety
and security to the victims of such "ghastly incidents".

The 30-year-old Mizo woman was walking towards her home in
Moti Village in south Delhi on Wednesday night when five men
in a vehicle abducted her and took turns to rape her. The
victim was later dumped in Mongolpuri in West Delhi.

PTI