The citizens of the national Capital will never forget December 16. Four years ago, a young woman was brutally gang-raped by six men in a moving bus in 2012. And four years on, it feels as if nothing has changed.
However, in a bid to change things the Delhi Police has identified 44 police stations in the 13 districts considered “sensitive” police stations as they will specially address crimes against women.
Out of the 44 police stations identified sensitive nine are in South Delhi including Hauz Khas, Mehrauli, Sarojini Nagar, Safdarjung Enclave, Fatehpur Beri, Vasunt Kunj North, Vasunt Kunj South, Nebsarai and Malviya Nagar. It is also believed that these 44 police stations will also be installed with various kinds of CCTV cameras to monitor the on ground situations.
Despite continuous efforts and patrolling in their respective areas the police have failed to curb crimes against women in the Capital. Statistics valid up to November 30 show that 1,981 rape cases have been reported in 2016 whereas 2017 rape cases were reported in 2015.
Police officials however claim that things have changed for the better. “Cases of molestation and outraging the modesty of a woman in South district has gone down by around 30 per cent. The patrolling teams and women officials at every police station are available and deal with women complainants on a one to one basis,” said DCP, South, Ishwar Singh.
But recent events seems to counter the police’s claims. On Friday, a 19-year-old woman was raped inside a cab in South Delhi’s Moti Bagh area.
Despite police patrolling and the presence of police officials on the road, the police only got to know about the incident after the victim had spotted them patrolling in the area.