What has changed post Nirbhaya Mr Bassi? Satyendra Jain writes to Delhi Police


Following the murder of a 19-year-old girl in a crowded New Delhi market on Thursday night, Delhi minister Satyendra Jain has written a letter to commissioner of police BS Bassi, demanding a detailed report as to why no action had been taken before against the stalker who allegedly stabbed the girl with the help of his mother and brother.

Jain wrote in the letter that despite complaints from the deceased girl of the accused repeatedly stalking and traumatizing her, no FIR was registered by the police in this matter.

The minister even indicated in the letter that Delhi police had not improved the slightest post the deadly Nirbhaya rape and death incident that shocked the capital city in 2012.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on this matter saying the Delhi police came directly under the PM and that he should spare a few hours every week to assess the capital’s law and order situation.


Witnesses in a market at Punjabi Basti colony in Anand Parbat were left terrified when 22-year-old accused Jai Prakash, who had earlier been sent behind bars for stalking, stabbed the girl in full public view.

The victim, Meenakshi was with her neighbour at the market, returning home with groceries when Prakash allegedly blocked her way and passed a lewd remark.

After Meenakshi protested, Prakash took out a knife and as his mother and brother Eelu held the girl by her hair, the accused stabbed her in the abdomen and shoulder, said witnesses. The neighbour present at the spot with the girl had no time to react.

“She was lying in a pool of blood and the two brothers were stabbing her. When I tried to push them away, Jai Prakash stabbed me on my shoulder and slit my wrist,” Meenakshi’s mother, who had rushed to the spot after hearing the commotion had said. The girl was allegedly stabbed 35 times.


  1. Police alone cannot do the job of maintaining law and order. All citizens must also have a role of co-operation. When this girl was being stabbed so many times in front of a crowd, all remained mute spectators, except her mother. Shame on them


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