NEW DELHI, Feb 23 � After a brief lull, incidents of attacks on North-easterners returned to haunt the national capital. A young woman hailing from Assam was raped by two persons, while a youth from Manipur was brutally attacked and robbed in what appears to be a case of mugging.
A 21-year-old Assamese woman was raped in South Delhi�s Mahipalpur area by two men, one hailing from Assam who also happened to be her friend. Both the culprits, identified as Rahul and Haroon, were arrested by Delhi Police on Sunday.
According to sources, the victim, who hails from Tezpur, was known to Rahul since last one year and both had left Assam for Kerala on January 28. They landed in the national capital�s railway station on Friday, when Rahul took the woman to Mahipalpur, sources said.
According to reports, the girl was sexually assaulted by her friend along with another on Saturday afternoon. While both the rapists escaped, the woman came out of the house and alerted a passerby before police came in.
�We received a PCR call about the incident at 3:45 pm after which a team rushed to the spot,� a police official said. A case was registered at the Vasant Kunj Police Station and the two men were arrested in the night. The victim has been sent to Nari Niketan.
Meanwhile, in yet another incident, a Manipuri boy was assaulted with rods and knives at Ber Sarai area of the NCR, injuring him seriously. His ATM card, some cash and other valuables, including his mobile phone, were snatched by the four attackers. The boy was later taken for medical treatment.
Sources said that the four culprits were later identified and detained by the police. All the belongings were recovered by the police, sources said.
Meanwhile, the BJP�s North East Cell Member and Coordinator of the National Security Cell, Manas Deka expressed serious concern at the repeated instances of attacks on the people of the region living in the national capital. An immediate roadmap for safety and security is needed, he said in a statement.