New Delhi: Activist-turned politician Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday blamed Delhi Police for the rise in criminal acts against women in the national capital.

Accusing the administration of protecting the culprits, Kejriwal said that in 2012 so far 635 rape cases have been registered but none of them could be cracked by the police.

“The crime graph in Delhi is going up due to the laxity of Delhi police,” he said.

The 23-year-old para-medic was raped and brutally assaulted by four men in a running bus on Sunday night. They also attacked her male companion and threw both of them out of the bus near Mahipalpur. The incident took place on Sunday night at around 9:45 pm when the girl and her male friend boarded a private bus at Munirka to go to Dwarka after watching a movie.

The victim, who was in Delhi for her internship, is battling for life at the Safdarjung Hospital. The male friend was taken to Safdarjung but discharged after treatment of his injuries on Monday.

Kejriwal also said that a rape case should be cracked within a month saying, “In 2005, the German woman rape case in Jodhpur was cracked in 16 days. All culprits were sent behind the bars. If Jodhpur case can be solved in 16 days, why can’t the Delhi administration take action and solve the cases within a month?”

“Delhi Police must take immediate and proper action to bring culprits to the book,” Kejriwal said.

He also stressed upon the need of a strong law to look into violence against women.


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