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Women Beat Delhi Woman With Iron Rods, Parade Her Naked For Busting Illicit Liquor Racket

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| December 8 , 2017 , 11:40 IST

A 33-year-old woman, who was a volunteer with the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) was brutally attacked with iron rods, dragged out of a house, had her clothes torn and then paraded naked after she helped bust an illicit liquor racket. The attackers were women as well.

The victim, a mother of 4 children, was paraded naked in the lanes of a JJ colony in Narela on Thursday after she was instrumental in getting a raid conducted on the sale of illicit liquor in Narela on Wednesday. After the attack, she had to be admitted to a hospital in central Delhi. According to the victim, the attackers were women who were involved in the illicit liquor racket that she helped bust.

Police later revealed that the victim was a member of the Nasha Mukti Panchayat in the area and had helped them in the past in curbing sale of illegal liquor in the slums. However, the police denied that the victim was paraded naked, saying that her clothes may have gotten torn in the scuffle.

DCW chief Swati Maliwal slammed the Delhi Police in a tweet: "A brave lady beaten and paraded naked in Delhi by liquor mafia, her video is made~all coz she dared to raise her voice against crime and helped DCW catch people selling illegal liquor in their home at 50 m from police chowki. Is there any law and order in Delhi? Shame @DelhiPolice"

Maliwal later issued summons to deputy commissioner of police of Rohini district.

"In a most unfortunate and shocking development, one woman who gave inputs to the commission during the inspection was today attacked by a large mob of over 25 of these criminals and assaulted with iron rods. Her clothes were torn and she was paraded naked in the area and the entire incident was filmed and the video was allegedly shared in the area by these criminals," said the summons.

In a video that went viral, the victim speaks out describing the incident, as well as the fight against illegal liquor to protect the future of youths.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the incident as shocking and shameful, urging LG Anil Baijal to intervene.

"Utterly shocking and shameful that this is happening in the capital of India. I urge Hon’ble LG to immediately intervene, take action against local policemen and ensure everyone’s safety," Kejriwal tweeted.