Full text: Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's statement on Danish woman's rape case
All India | NDTV.com | Updated: January 16, 2014 13:03 IST
In a press release last night, Delhi's new Law Minister Somnath Bharti, who is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), revealed the identity of the Danish woman gang-raped in Delhi, which is against the law:
Deeply aggrieved by the robbing and absolutely inhuman rape of Denmark National Miss (REDACTED) inflicted by nine men in the afternoon of 14.01.2014, Shri Somnath Bharti, Minister of Law & Justice, Tourism, Administrative Reforms and Art & Culture, Govt. of NCT of Delhi discussed first with Delhi Police and then with the Consulate of Denmark Mr. Eric Schott Johann, who seemed more than satisfied with the help extended by Delhi Police to the Victim.
The Consulate further informed that the victim in spite of repeated requests by Delhi Police as well as Consulate himself refused to undergo the medical and also refused to stay here to identify the inhumane rapists and unable to cope with the mental agony she opted to leave for her country by the morning flight today. Prior to leaving, as per the Consulate the victim identified the rapists using the pictures brought by the Police and also helped Police to locate the place of the barbarous incident where the victim's clothing were also found.
The Consulate also informed Shri Bharti that though the Police was very helpful but security officials at the Airport did not allow the Consulate to accompany beyond the entry gate and unaccompanied victim collapsed at Airport. The sources informed to Bharti that she was duly taken care of following her collapse.
It is a matter of shame that such barbarous incident took place in Delhi. Had law and order been under the control of Delhi Government, more effective measures could have been possible for Delhi Government to make Delhi a safer place for it to become the best tourist destination in India and Asia.
Mr Bharti apologized, through the Consulate, to the victim and her family and further vows that he will do everything within the means of Delhi Government to plug the holes for providing secure and safe environment for Delhites and especially for women in Delhi. Fast track courts for dealing with rape cases is already figuring among the top most priorities of Delhi Govt.
Story First Published: January 16, 2014 13:01 IST