Friday, August 06, 2010


One doesn't know how tobe oblivious to irony. On the front page, of The Indian Express. the headlines tell us that after 49 deaths and much unrest, Omar Abdullah flew to visit the injured in hospital. And just there , below, is an ad that screams DHANTENAN , introducing Alto K 10.
Although, advertising is the bread and butter of journalism , I cannot help that jarring feeling I get.
Anyhow, everytime I read about a rape in Delhi, I am going to post it here. So here goes.

A 17-year-old Delhi University student was allegedly raped by a 50-year-old businessman in his car in West Delhi's Moti Nagar on Wednesday evening. The girl had accepted a lift from the accused, Mukesh Kumar, outside her college in Janakpuri, but the man took her to a secluded spot and forced himself on her, said the police. Mukesh was arrested after a passerby heard the girl's screams and informed a beat constable.

"She did not doubt his intentions as he was middle-aged and it was raining. He told her that he was going towards her locality," said an officer, adding that the accused, a resident of Ashok Vihar, runs a cardboard factory in Hari Nagar. Mukesh reportedly turned the car on to a secluded road near a petrol pump in Moti Nagar's Bali Nagar area. "The girl asked Kumar why he was stopping. He raped her despite her protests. Nobody could see inside the car as it had tinted glass," said the officer.

But a passerby heard the girl scream and informed a beat constable a few metres away. "When the policeman checked the car, he saw the girl crying," said the officer, adding that locals soon gathered at the spot and thrashed the accused.

The girl was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for a medical examination, which confirmed rape. Mukesh was placed under arrest and the girl's statement recorded.

DCP Sharad Aggarwal confirmed the arrest and said Mukesh has been booked under Section 376 for rape at the Moti Nagar police station.


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sahil said...

i literally feel like crying myself. . .that guy has two daughters and a son and was already on bail.
that girl i am so sorry for her,she was just seventeen,i mean that's my age and i don't know what to say i am so confused i don't even know what i am writing. . .my state of mind is disturbed and that's the only thing i am sure about. . .
i wish i could hire a hit man to kill him..

Saro said...

Awareness! I think it should be introduced into schools as an actual subject with an actual passmark. Maybe that'd make parents push their children to being educated on what really matters.