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DCW receives complaint from German national alleging rape


Rape case

New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has received an email complaint by a 19 year-old German national, who stated that she was raped and assaulted by an auto driver on the December 14, last year. The Commission received an email from the victim on February 5 informing about the incident. However, the victim was not in Delhi and was only able to come to DCW on February 19.
The victim told the commission that she had walked out of her hotel room at night and got lost in the alleyways, so she asked for directions from an auto driver.

Instead of dropping her safely to her hotel room, the auto driver assaulted and raped her in the dark. She somehow managed to get away and ran into another street when the auto driver found her again, this time with a group of men sitting inside the auto.They all ran towards her, and started molesting her when she bit the tongue of one of them and he yelled – causing enough commotion for them to get afraid lest someone hear them, and run away.

Devastated, she wandered towards the main road and sat down on the pavement. A young man who was returning home from work found her in that state and without asking her about what happened to her, he dropped her back to her hotel.The victim was too scared to go to the police because she was in a foreign land, very young and not sure of what to do. The Chairperson, Swati Maliwal then issued a notice to the DCP (Central) for non-filling of an FIR. Subsequently, on receipt of the notice, the FIR was filed on night of February 24 in Prasad Nagar Police station.