Shahdara Gangrape case: 9 persons, including women and two juveniles nabbed
Delhi Police claim cops reached within 5 minutes of PCR call
New Delhi, Jan. 28 (Delhi Crown): The Delhi Police on Friday claimed that there was no delay in reaching the gangrape victim, saying that a police team had reached the spot within five minutes of the PCR call.
The police also pinpointed some “false media reports, which had claimed a delay in police reaching the spot of the crime.
“Some media reports are falsely claiming that there was an unnecessary delay in the response time by police while attending the PCR call in the Shahdara incident. Delhi police would like to clarify that as per the report, PCR and local police reached the incident spot within 5 minutes and rescued the victim. Any misinformation by media in this context amounts to unethical & irresponsible journalism,” tweeted the Delhi Police from its official twitter handle.
The Shahdara gangrape case was reported on Thursday, after which a video had gone viral showing a group of women holding the victim woman (a mother of one child) with her face blackened, hair chopped off and a garland of shoes and chappals around her neck.
The police also stated that it had arrested three more women accused and apprehended two juveniles in the sexual assault case. “In total, 9 accused persons have been nabbed till now. Further investigation is underway,” said the Delhi Police in a tweet.
It also appealed to the public at large not to share the alleged video of the incident, as it “amounts to breaching the identity and dignity of the victim. This is insensitive and against the law and attracts penal action.”