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ACHR INDEX: PR/IND/04/2014
Date: 14 February 2014

Anorther rape attempt on North Easterner Chakma woman in Gurgaon:

ACHR calls for invoking of PoA and arrest of the culprits

New Delhi:  Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today called upon Gurgaon Police to arrest the culprits who attempted to rape Mrs Pinky Chakma, wife of Mr. Arun Jyoti Chakma, hailing from Kanchanpur in North District of Tripura on 12 February 2014.

Mrs Pinky Chakma and her husband Mr Arun Jyoti Chakma have been living in a rented house belonging to one Mr. Virendra Gujjar S/o Natthu Ram Gujjar at Tigra Village under Gurgaon District of Haryana. On 12.02.2014 in the evening Mr. Gujjar, accompanied by two youths (name not known) came to the residence of his tenant Mr. Chakma to collect the house rent. Mr. and Mrs. Chakma were having dinner at that time and they left after receiving the rent.

However, after sometime, these two youths came back to the residence of Mr Chakma and repeatedly knocked at the door. When Mr. and Mrs. Chakma did not respond, the youths started banging the door. No sooner Mr. Chakma opened the door the two youth forced their entry into the house and rebuked Mr. Chakma and his wife in filthy language. They demanded that Mr. Chakma let them take his wife and threatened him to kill him otherwise. The two youths assaulted both husband and wife, molested and tore off the clothes worn by Mrs. Pinki Chakma as they attempted to rape her. Somehow both husband and wife manage to escape and took shelter with a friend staying about seven kilometers away from their residence.

Following the matter was brought to the attention of Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police Mr Robin Hibu and Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon, Ms Nazneen Bhasin, the Sadar Police Station of Gurgaon yesterday night (13.02.2014) registered an FIR No. 111/2014 under Sections 376, 511, 452, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code against the accused.

The Gurgaon Police is yet to arrest the accused.

"The Gurgaon Police must invoke the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of  Atrocities) Act and the culprits must be brought to justice immediately, if such attacks on the North Easterners are to be effectively combated.” – stated Mr Suhas Chakma, Director, Asian Centre for Human Rights. [End]