Jamia Nagar is in the grip of terror of another kind after reports surfaced in the locality that a mother, who was at the forefront of the campaign to get her teen daughter’s alleged rapists punished, was shot at in the locality by unidentified youth, who after committing the crime fled from the spot on a bike, said residents and report.
Words spread like wildfire in the locality but nobody, including activists and leaders, took on the social media to express their disgust over the situation, said shocked residents, adding that they were only seen talking about the incident in hushed tones highlighting the fact that how much residents are in fear from the goons who now rule the roost.
The victim’s family alleged that the woman was being pressurised by the accused and also getting death threats to make her withdraw the complaint, even as police said it is to be investigated whether the two cases are linked, reported PTI.
According to the report, the incident took place in the morning when the woman was taking her 15-year-old to a nearby hospital for a routine check-up. The youth who opened fire on the woman had his face covered with a muffler to hide his identity. One of the bullets hit the woman in her back and she collapsed on the spot, police said. The injured woman was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Centre, where she underwent a surgery and is stated to be out of danger, police said.
It was on December 12, when a complaint at Jamia Nagar Police Station was lodged in which the mother had said her daughter had been raped for over a period of six months, reported PTI.
“The accused had made her MMS and then started blackmailing her. He also threatened to upload it on the social media sites. He raped the victim in various flats located in South Delhi,” a senior police officer had said, reported India Today.
A case under relevant sections of IPC and POCSO Act was registered. The main accused is absconding and police is conducting raids at his possible hideouts. “Both the cases — the rape and the shooting incident — may or may not be related. It is being investigated. A case under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC has been registered,” a senior police officer said.
DCW chief Swati Maliwal visited the rape victim’s mother at AIIMS. “Rapist not scared in Delhi. No fear of law. Btween 2012 to 14, 31446 crime against women, only 146 conviction. Need swift certain punishment,” she later tweeted.