DCW Chief Swati Maliwal booked for naming Dalit rape victim

New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Tuesday registered a case against Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chief Swati Maliwal for allegedly revealing the identity of a 14-year-old Dalit rape victim.

The victim, who was brutally raped in north Delhi’s Burari, died on Sunday at a Delhi hospital after being forced to drink a corrosive substance by her alleged attackers.

“We have filed a case against DCW Chief Swati Maliwal for naming the Dalit rape victim,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Aslam Khan told IANS.

The Dalit girl was kidnapped by the accused before she was to testify against him at a local court for allegedly raping her. She was again repeatedly raped by the accused, and forced to drink a corrosive substance by his maternal aunt and uncle.

The substance damaged the victim’s internal organs and she was immediately admitted to a hospital.

Maliwal had visited the girl on Friday night and subsequently issued notice to Burari police station Chief Satbir Singh, seeking the reason for “not arresting the accused till date”.