Tirath for more police patrols in areas where NE girls live
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 21:39
New Delhi: Expressing shock and dismay at the abduction and rape of a Mizoram girl in the capital, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath Thursday sought more PCR vans and extra police posts in areas where women from the North-East live in large numbers.

Tirath said that she would take up the issue with the Home Ministry.

"I am very much concerned about these incidents happening to the girls from North East. I had already taken up this issue and I am going to reiterate this issue with the Home Ministry that they should have extra kiosks and PCR vans in all police stations in areas where there is a concentration of girls from North East," she told reporters here.

She said that there was a need to ensure safe working conditions for women. "I am also asking the police to hold gender sensitisation workshops in every police station so that police personnel at all levels are adequately sensitised to these problems".

"Our Ministry is shortly going to inaugurate a working women's hostel in Jasola for the girls from North-East," the Minister added.

The 30-year-old victim was walking towards her home in Moti Village in south Delhi early yesterday morning along with one of her colleagues when four men in a vehicle abducted her and took turns to rape her.

This is the latest in several incidents of sexual assaults in the city where girls from the North-East were at the receiving end.


First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010, 21:39

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