Delhi Commission for Women counsellor attacked while helping woman

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A Delhi Commission for Women counsellor was attacked by a drunken man who also threatened to kill her when she had gone to Tughlakabad to enquire into a case, the women’s panel said.

 Delhi Commission for Women

An FIR has been registered against the assailant, named Vinod, at the Govindpuri Police Station, reported PTI.

The counsellor works at the DCW’s mobile helpline, said the women’s panel in a statement.

The statement further added, “Delhi Commission for Women counsellor was visiting a house in Tughlakabad after receiving a complaint on the women helpline 181; this is where she came face to face with an assailant carrying a stick.  The assailant threatened to kill her. On the basis of that, an FIR has been registered against the assailant in Govindpuri police station in accordance to section 506 and 509. The assailant has been recognized as Vinod while the counsellor works at the Delhi Commission for Women’s mobile helpline (MHL).”

Read the full statement by DCW here;

Delhi Commission for Women counsellor was visiting a house in Tughlakabad after receiving a complaint on the women helpline 181; this is where she came face to face with an assailant carrying a stick.  The assailant threatened to kill her. On the basis of that, an FIR has been registered against the assailant in Govindpuri police station in accordance to section 506 and 509. The assailant has been recognized as Vinod while the counsellor works at the Delhi Commission for Women’s mobile helpline (MHL). 

The case came to light when a resident of Valmiki Street in Tughlakabad had called to complain about her daughter, who seemed to be suffering from mental illness and required assistance from the Delhi Commission for Women. A counsellor was sent to their house by DCW to assist the daughter. While the counsellor was conversing with the girl’s family, a drunken Vinod appeared and started abusing the counsellor and her driver. As the local residents’ tried to calm the situation down, Vinod got more aggravated and brought a stick from his house and ran after the counsellor. Even though he was stopped by the locals, it left the counsellor with a horrendous experience. 

The counsellor noted that Vinod called himself a local politician’s henchman. But the horror wasn’t over, as Vinod persisted and tried his best to assault the counsellor with a brick while chasing her. The locals did their best to control him, but the situation got out of hand and the counsellor has to call the Delhi Police for assistance. But unfortunately the assaulter escaped before the police could reach. Following that, a complaint was made against him, and an FIR has been registered. 

Delhi Commission for Women’s chairperson, Swati Jaihind, announced that their department is working tirelessly to promote safety of women and girls in the city. Even in the vicinity of danger, DCW is ready to face any challenges to help people in any way possible. And if anyone dares to obstruct the good work by threatening and intimidating the staff members of DCW, strict actions will be taken against them promptly. 

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