Maliwal claimed that the DCW receives complaints from Uttar Pradesh every other day about atrocities against women and girls.
New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal has written to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adiityanath complaining about police inaction in the alleged gangrape of a woman in the state.
Ms Maliwal said the DCW received a complaint from a victim of gang rape and sexual assault and “the bestiality and the barbarity involved in the rape and the insensitivity of the state police to arrest the accused” has urged her to write the letter.
She said the 21-year-old survivor was sold by her father to a 65-year-old private tutor for `40,000 at the age of 12 and until the age of 17 she was raped in Chandpur (Bijnor). Later, she was shifted to another place in Bijnor.
Four men took turns to rape the girl. She tried to escape from their clutches a number of times, but got caught by her abductors each time. She was physically assaulted for her attempt to escape, followed by an act of extreme revengeful sexual abuse as a form of punishment, Ms Maliwal said.
The accused even abused and burnt the woman’s minor daughter with cigarettes. In her FIR, the survivor has alleged that one of the accused is a serial rapist and has killed a 19-year-old woman when she tried to escape his brutality, Ms Maliwal said. Ms Maliwal claimed that the DCW receives complaints from Uttar Pradesh every other day about atrocities against women and girls. “The Commission requests you to bring about immediate and effective change in the system to ensure that such dreadful crimes are not repeated,” she added.