Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Justice for the rape victim in Dwarka

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From: mohanlal panda <>
Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Justice for the rape victim in Dwarka


The Chairperson


New Delhi.




Greetings from PVCHR.


Please refer to the news in the link and the report:

 Fitness firm sacks rape victim after FIR

NEW DELHI: A 24-year-old woman, who works as a physical trainer, has alleged that she was raped twice in the changing room of a gym at the DDA sports complex in Sector 11, Dwarka, first by the manager and then by another trainer.

Both the accused, residents of Meerut currently residing in west Delhi, have been remanded to 14 days' judicial custody.

Shockingly, the victim has been sacked by the private fitness training company after the incidents, along with the accused.

The woman, a resident of Mangolpuri, is separated from her husband and has filed for divorce. Sources claimed she landed the job through a friend, another gym trainer who was a friend of Ajay, one of the accused.

The police said the woman was transferred from the Paschim Vihar branch of the fitness centre on June 15 to undergo training as an instructor. According to her complaint, Ajay approached her around 11am on June 19 with a white powder after she had complained of a headache. The victim reportedly felt dizzy after having the powder and went to changing room to sit. The accused followed her there and raped her.

"The victim said out of fear she did not tell anyone about the attack," claimed one of her acquaintances.

According to the complaint, the victim's mother was threatened by the accused and her boyfriend beaten up when they came to the DDA complex. The boyfriend was taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital for treatment after which an FIR was registered.

"After getting the medical report of the victim, the police filed an FIR of rape against the duo and they were arrested," said the police official.

According to the DDA officials, the contract for maintaining and running the gym had been awarded to Himanshu Bhardwaj, director of SAB fitness and training centre. The accused and the victim were employees of this fitness center.

"I don't know if these allegations are true but the contradictory statements given by the woman indicate that the trainer is being framed. I don't want to comment further as the matter is under investigation," Bhardwaj said.

He said the victim was his employee for the past six months, while the accused were working for him for around a year.

Sir, on behalf of PVCHR, I request you to look into the matter and take necessary action.


With regards,


Dr. Mohanlal Panda

Advisor, PVCHR

B-202, Neelachal Appt, Plot-3, Sector-4

Dwarka, New Delhi-110075

Mobile: :+91-9818499296


Main Office: SA 4/2 A, Daulatpur, Varanasi-221002


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