NEW DELHI: Another day and the national capital recorded another horror against women. The students of all-girls' Gargi College alleged that they were molested, sexually assaulted and manhandled on February 6th by some drunken men during the third day of their annual fest 'Reverie'.
Disgusted by the news, the chief of Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal wants the culprits to be punished strictly and as soon as possible. "The misbehaviour with our daughters at Gargi College is very sad and disappointing. This cannot be tolerated at all. The culprits should be punished strictly. And it should be ensured that the children studying in our colleges are safe," he tweeted in Hindi.
गार्गी कॉलेज में हमारी बेटियों के साथ बद्सलूकी बेहद दुखद और निराशाजनक है। इसे क़तई बर्दाश्त नहीं किया जा सकता। दोषियों को पकड़ कर सख्त से सख्त सजा मिलनी चाहिए। और ये सुनिश्चित हो कि हमारे कॉलेजों में पढ़ने वाले बच्चे सुरक्षित हों।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 10, 2020
Delhi Police has registered the case and is looking into it seriously so as to not to prevent justice and catch the culprits.
Around 35 men, who reportedly were drunk, intruded the campus of the Delhi college and committed the act of shame. A second-year political science student recalled the terrifying incident and told the news agency IANS, "Around 6:30 p.m. on February 6, the field was so massively crowded that there was no space to move. Two of my friends who were accompanying me, they had held my hands so that I don't get lost in the crowd as there is no cell reception on the field. Suddenly immense pressure came from behind and my hand got jerked off so I lost my friends for the next 10-15 minutes, and in those minutes, I was molested thrice."
"I was groped thrice, somebody reached for inside my skirt and the problem was I couldn't move out of it. Somehow I struggled and moved out and ran towards the empty space behind the stalls. By that time, I had found my friends, they looked at me horrified, but they didn't know what had happened to me as I didn't want to talk about it. So they went to get water and would have been gone for just around 5 minutes, but in those five minutes I saw that a 30-35-year-old man began masturbating while looking at me, so I ran from there too," the girl concluded in a choked voice.
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has sent a team to make a proper investigation and find out more about it.