Delhi teen murder: Kejriwal summons BS Bassi, slams PM Modi for deteriorating law and order
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the family members of the 19-year-old girl who was brutally stabbed to death in the capital's Anand Parbat locality and asked PM Narendra Modi to improve the law and order situation or transfer the powers of Delhi Police under the state government.
New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met the family members of the 19-year-old girl who was brutally stabbed to death in the capital's Anand Parbat locality and asked PM Narendra Modi to improve the law and order situation or transfer the powers of Delhi Police under the state government.
After meeting the family, while speaking to ANI, Delhi CM said, “PM should give time to improve law and order situation or else move Delhi Police under Delhi Govt.”
"I have called the police commissioner on Monday to discuss this case and law n order situation (sic)," he tweeted later.
I have called the police commissioner on monday to discuss this case and law n order situation.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 18, 2015
Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia also visited the house of the deceased along with CM Arvind Kejriwal.
“Police should take responsibility for this,” ANI quoted Deputy CM Manish Sisodia as saying.
A senior official also said that Sisodia has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the case and asked the District Magistrate to submit his report at the earliest.
Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government further announced a relief of Rs 5 lakh to the family members of the deceased girl and added that the state govt will summon Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi over this issue.
Earlier, Delhi Home Minister Satyendra Jain wrote to City Police Commissioner BS Bassi seeking a detailed report of the alleged murder case.
In his letter, Jain also asked the police as to what change has been in the national capital after the December 16 gang-rape case in 2012.
"The family of the deceased girl (Minakshi) had filed numerous complaints against the accused Jai Prakash since 2013 with the local police alleging that he used to stalk the deceased and traumatise her but no FIR was registered by the police," Jain claimed.
The Delhi Home Minister also sought to know detailed reasons as to why FIR was not registered by police despite past complaints lodged by the family of the girl on security.
This matter should be examined closely with detailed scrutiny from vigilance and criminal angle, he said.
Jain also said that the detailed scrutiny should also include identification and fixing of responsibility for lapses of involved police personnel and officers in handling past complaints lodged by the family of the deceased.
"The report which is to be submitted to the government should also include identification of lapse of senior police officers in reviewing law and order situation pertaining to crime against women vis-a-vis past complaints lodged by the family of the deceased and fixing of responsibility thereof for failure of supervisory control leading to stated particular crime," he said.
Jain further claimed that the state of Delhi Police, even post 'Nirbhaya' incident is "shocking" and said a detailed report should be submitted within next two days.
"In the past few weeks several incidents of crime against women have been reported. Most of them being heinous in nature and most of it against women. The news of a teenage girl stabbed to death by her molesters while police refused to lodge a complaint by the parents is a shocking incident which has brought to light the inefficiency and indifference of the Delhi Police towards protecting people of Delhi," AAP's Delhi state convener Dilip Pandey said while addressing a press conference here.
A 19-year-old girl was reportedly stabbed 35 times to death on Thursday, allegedly by two brothers after she protested their verbally abusing her in Anand Parbat area in central Delhi.
Meanwhile, police have arrested the main accused Jaiprakash and has also detained his brother for stabbing and killing Meenakshi, a class 11 student.
Jai Parkash even stabbed Meenakshi's mother on her back when she came to intervene and protect her daughter.
Both mother and daughter were taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where the girl succumbed to her injuries, police said.
(With Agency inputs)