Look into law and order situation in Delhi or hand over Delhi Police to us: Kejriwal to Modi
news Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 05:30
Following the brutal murder of a 19-year-old girl in central Delhi's Anand Parbat area on Thursday for objecting to stalking by a man, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in an audio message asked PM Modi to look into the law and order situation in Delhi or hand over Delhi Police's charge to the AAP government. In an audio message addressed directly to the PM, Kejriwal talks about the crumbling state of the Delhi Police which poses a threat to the safety of the people of the city. He however is quick to add that it is not the force which is at fault, but the system that is poor. The Delhi Police falls under the Central government and Modi as PM does not have the time to look into its working, he said. "I have a small request. Take out at least an hour each week to look into the law and order situation in Delhi or hand over control of the Delhi Police to us," says Kejriwal. "We will improve the system along with the public," he added. Last week, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar spoke in support of the AAP government's demand for full statehood for Delhi, saying his party would raise the issue in parliament. An appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji! Posted by Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, July 20, 2015 The 19-year-old girl was stabbed 32 times for objecting to a man who allegedly abused her. Police said the accused, identified as Jai Parkash, was arrested but the girl succumbed to her injuries at the hospital on Thursday. "The incident took place on Thursday around 7.30 p.m. when the girl, Meenakshi, a Class 11 student, was returning home after buying groceries, Jai Parkash started abusing her," a police official said. "When she objected, he pulled out a knife and stabbed her multiple times," the official said, adding that he even stabbed her mother on her back when she came to intervene and protect her daughter. "When the victim's mother came to intervene and defend her daughter, she was also stabbed on her back by Jai Parkash, who later fled from the spot," he added. Both were rushed to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where Meenakshi succumbed to her injuries, police said. Jai Parkash was later apprehended from Ramjas School's playground in Anand Parbat area of central Delhi. With inputs from IANS
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