“Deaf-mute” woman raped in Delhi

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New Delhi, December 7 A “deaf and mute” woman has been repeatedly raped in the northeast of the nation’s capital, an official said on Tuesday, adding that the culprit who committed the heinous crime has been arrested.

According to the official, the victim has been repeatedly raped by a 34-year-old man identified as Rehan, a resident of Maujpur, Delhi, since November 21.

The girl victim, who was accompanied by her mother and sister, filed a complaint on December 5, after which a counselor appointed by the Delhi Commission for Women was called, but as the victim was deaf and mute, an interpreter was called. been required to register his declaration. .

“Due to the late hours, no interpreter was available. Later a private interpreter was arranged and the DCW counselor advised the victim with the assistance of the interpreter and her statement was also recorded with the help from the interpreter, “said the official. .

The victim’s medical examination was carried out at Jag Pravesh Chandra Hospital. Police registered a case under Articles 376 (2) (n) and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at Bhajanpura Police Station and the investigation was initiated.

During the investigation, the defendant was arrested, after which the cops brought him before a local court on Monday.

“The court sent the accused into judicial custody,” the official said, adding that further investigation into the case is still ongoing.

Recently, at an event, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said women’s safety in the nation’s capital was their top priority. “Overall, the approach is that if a woman is in distress, if a child is in distress, then appropriate attention is given to her,” Commissioner Asthana said.

But what do the numbers say?

Crimes against women in the nation’s capital continued to show an upward trajectory compared to last year’s data.

According to data compiled by Delhi police, 1,725 ​​women were reportedly raped during the current year through October 31 in the city. In 2020, 1,429 women faced heinous crime up to the same period. Compared to last year’s data, there was a 20 percent increase.

In 2020, the total number of crimes against women stood at 7,948, which has risen this year to 11,527. In total, crime against women has increased by 45% in the nation’s capital in just (latest) 10 month.

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