Dikshit meets Shinde after alleged suicide by rape accused

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 12, 2018

A file photo of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Photo: Anu Pushkarna.

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today met Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde in the wake of the alleged suicide by a December 16 gang-rape case accused and said a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

The issue figured in the meeting during which the Chief Minister also discussed the law and order situation in the capital.

“A magisterial inquiry has already been ordered. Till the report comes, it will be difficult to comment on the issue.

Let the autopsy report come, things will be clear,” Dikshit told reporters after the meeting here.

She said she did not come to meet Shinde because of today’s incident. “It was a routine meeting. I keep coming here,” she said.

Sources said Dikshit took up the issue of policing in the capital.

The Chief Minister is understood to express concern about the increasing cases of crime against women despite steps being taken after the gang-rape incident.

She also wanted setting up of a help desk for women and deployment of more woman personnel in the police stations, the sources said.

Gang-rape accused Ram Singh, 33, allegedly hanged himself in high-security Tihar Jail this morning.

Published on March 11, 2013

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