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Posted on March 14, 2012


Source:Daily Bhaskar

New Delhi: So if you become a target of criminals on the city streets, blame yourself for venturing out after 8pm – and not the Gurgaon Police.

This is what Gurgaon administration reportedly said on Wednesday after the twin rape cases rocked the city. Washing its hands off the twin rapes in the city, the Gurgaon administration has told women not to move out and instead stay home after 8pm.

In remarks sure to draw protests from every corner, the administration has also asked the women folks not to work beyond 8 in the evening so as to ensure their safety.

In the wake of rapes occurring routinely in Gurgaon, it has also directed all malls and commercial establishments to take permission from the Labour Department to have their women employees working beyond 8 pm.

It may be recalled that a 23-year-old woman from Delhi was gang-raped by six unidentified persons at a flat in Gurgaon on Monday morning and escaped after dumping her at Chhatarpur Metro Station.

In the second incident in 48 hours, a 24-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped when she was waiting for a bus with her child at Bajghera village here.

The woman, who wanted to visit her parents’ home in Delhi and was carrying her one-year-old child in her arms, was allegedly forced into a car by a Anil and his accomplice yesterday, DCP (West) Abhe Rao said today.

They dumped her after allegedly sexually assaulting her, in Vikaspuri in the national capital, after which she returned to her husband’s home and lodged a complaint at the Palam Vihar police station, he said.