DIMAPUR, MAR 14 (EMN): Crimes against women in the country's capital continue to haunt women from the North East as yet again a 22-year-old woman from Manipur was reportedly molested near Munirka bus stop in south Delhi.
According to information provided by North East Support Centre, a help centre for the youth of northeast living in Delhi and NCR, the victim belonging to Hmar tribe and hailing from Manipur, lives with her sister in Munirka, South Delhi.
The incident occurred late Saturday night when the victim was onway to pick up her sister, who was returning back from work, from Munirka bus stop.
The victim raised alarm by shouting and managed to draw the attention of her friends and passer-bys. The public apprehended the molester and handed him over to Vasant Vihar police station.
The accused is a 28-year old man, aged around 28-years old, who is known to the victim.
Both the sisters have been living in a rented apartment in Munirka from last six years, he said.
Spokesperson of North East Support Centre & Helpline, Madhu Chandra informed that panic has spread once again among northeastern girls following the incident.
Several cases of molestation have been reported from Munirka in past few months.
Munirka has time featured in news for cases of sexual harassment and in October 25, 2009, a 19-year-old girl from Nagaland was murdered in the same area.
Following the murder of the Naga girl last year, the Prime Minister, Home Minister and also the Chief Minister of Delhi assured security to northeasterners. Delhi government also announced zero tolerance towards the racial harassment meted out to North East communities in the capital.