Delhi Police denied the case, FIR registered after two days
New Delhi, February 28, 2013
Crime against the North East people continues unabated in the national capital territory of Delhi. Just barely two days ago 10 Manipuri students of Delhi University were attacked by some local goons in the national capital, a 24-year-old girl from Manipur was allegedly molested and beaten by her Director on February 26 in Mahipalpur, south Delhi.
The victim filed a complaint at the Vasant Kunj Police Station the same day, however, the police, Mr. Ravi Yadav refused to register the FIR. The victim, Preeti (name changed), have been working at Gold Leaf Spa in Mahipalpur since October last year.
According to Preeti, she was beaten up by a Thai lady named Janya, Director of Gold Leaf Spa, who is also a business partner of Mr. Deepak Mittal, owner of the Gold Leaf Spa on February 26 around 2 pm. She filed a complaint at the Vasant Kunj Police Station on the same evening. When she went to get a copy of FIR today, Mr Ravi Yadav, SI who received her complaint said he has misplaced her complaint letter.
“I was abused, beaten, molested inside our office by our director, Janya. I felt unsecure, I may be beaten or attack any time. Some of my northeast friends were also beaten by her in the past,” Preeti told NE Helpline. General Secretary of North East Helpline, Dr Alana Golmei informed the matter to the PK Malik, the SHO of Vasant Kunj Police Station.
NE Helpline media in-charge Bruce K. Thangkhal took the victim to Vasant Kunj Police Station and lodged the FIR u/s 323 IPC this evening. A medical examination was also done with the intervention of NE Helpline. In the meantime, 10 Manipuri students of Delhi University were attacked in north Delhi on February 24 night in which one of them severely injured and got admitted in ICU while the other two sustained injuries.
A case has been registered in Maurice Nagar Police station u/s 323/ 341/ 34 IPC on only February 27. North East Helpline appeals to Delhi Police to immediately arrest all the accused involved in the crime.
North East Helpline (www.nehelpline.net) is a combined initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists, and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to women, North East People, and tribal communities of different states.
Bruce K. Thangkhal