New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Sheila
Dikshit on Wednesday termed the rape of a 30-year-old woman allegedly
by a traffic policeman as a "very serious matter" and hoped
that appropriate action will be taken against the guilty.
"It is a very serious matter. It is not acceptable at
all... I think it is something we all feel very very disturbed
about," Dikshit said when asked about the incident that took
place on the night of May 23.
A traffic constable and his friend were arrested for
allegedly raping the woman in a moving car on that day.
"Police have to take action. I am sure that action
against the guilty will be taken according to whatever
their rules and regulations are," she said. Delhi Police
functions under the Central government.
Police said the constable and his friend had befriended
the woman over a period of time and on Sunday night, after
having dinner at her residence, they all had gone out in a
According to the victim, police said, the constable and
his friend overpowered her and took turns to rape her inside
the car. She was dropped at her house on Monday morning.
The woman approached police in the evening after which a
medical examination was conducted. The tests confirmed rape
and the constable and his friend were arrested.