FIR Filed Against Swati Maliwal For Naming Rape Victim


New Delhi: An FIR has been registered by Delhi Police on Tuesday against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of the Burari rape victim. A 14-year-old Dalit girl died on Sunday at a Delhi hospital after being forced to drink a corrosive substance by a rape accused.

The girl was kidnapped by the accused before she was scheduled to testify against him at a local court for allegedly raping her. The Dalit girl was again raped by the accused repeatedly, and she was forced to drink a corrosive substance by his maternal aunt and uncle. The substance badly damaged her internal organs and she was immediately admitted to a hospital.

DCW chief Maliwal had hit out at the Centre and Delhi Police for failing to arrest the accused and demanded a high-level inquiry on the issue of women’s safety in the capital. “How many Nirbhayas does Delhi want? We all simply wait for next Nirbhaya to die,” the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal said on Twitter, adding she “never felt so helpless.”

Last week, the DCW has issued a notice to DCP (North) questioning the handling of the case of the Dalit minor who was allegedly kidnapped by the accused just before a hearing in her rape case, subjected to sexual assault several times and forced to drink corrosive substance.


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