New Delhi: Women are not safe anywhere in Delhi. They are raped in gyms, moving cars, education centers and even in their own houses. Tall claims of the Delhi police to provide security to women in the national capital have proved futile with seven new rape cases being registered in the last 48 hours.

However, the accused are said to be known to the victims, but the increasing rate of crime in the city has raised questions over the police action and their capability of ensuring security cover to women.

According to information received from the police, the first incident occurred at Vijay Vihar where a tutor raped her 8-year-old student. He threatened her to remain mum, but he was arrested after the girl informed her family about the incident.

In the second incident, a 10-year-old girl was raped by a youth in her own house, Maurya enclave in north Delhi, when the parents were away at work. The issue came to light when the girl informed her parents about the incident.

In the third case, a Tilak Nagar youth raped her 17-year-old neighbour after promising her marriage.

The fourth incident was registered in Nizamuddin area where a 16-year-old girl was raped by locals.

The fifth incident occurred in the Model Town where a 23-year-old lady was raped in a moving taxi.
Another case was registered near Shahbad Dairy where a man raped his brother’s wife.

According to Police Commissioner BK Gupta, “The Delhi Police is working hard for providing safety to women. Women police personnel have been deployed in the North and South campuses. The government has decided to launch women beat in September. The Delhi Police has also launched the helpline for women and several programmes with the help of NGOs.”

No. of rape cases till June 30

Rape cases: 258
Accused: 96 percent were known to the victim, 4 percent were strangers

JPN/Bureau