In a shocking incident, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal claimed that she was dragged by a car for 10-15 meters, at around 3.11 am opposite AIIMS gate 2.
Maliwal had alleged that she was molested by a drunk man while on an inspection at night and dragged for 10-15 metres by his car outside AIIMS with her hand stuck in the vehicle's window. The accused, a 47-year-old man, has been arrested.
"Accused, Harish Chandra, 47, was in an inebriated state and has been arrested. FIR has been filed. A medical examination of the accused & victim was done. The incident happened when Swati Maliwal was standing on a footpath with her team standing near her at the same location," Delhi Police said.
Naratting the incident, Maliwal claimed, "...He dragged me for 10-15m. A man from my team & I screamed & then he left me. Had he not, something like Anjali would've happened to me...."
Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal also alleged that the man accused of harassing her outside AIIMS had also "preyed on another woman" in a similar fashion earlier this month. "The person who harassed me has also preyed on other women. One woman reported on the 181 helpline that on January 17 this man had repeatedly circled around her with his car on Lodhi Road, asking her to get in. I am thankful that I got him caught. I appeal to everyone to not be afraid but raise your voice," Maliwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
On December 31, Anjali Singh was killed in the early hours after her scooter was hit by a car, which dragged her for more than 12 kilometres. The police had arrested Deepak Khanna (26), Amit Khanna (25), Krishan (27), Mithun (26), and Manoj Mittal in the case on January 2.