School, college girls, even old ladies not safe in Delhi, says court

"The offences against women involving sexual harassment are increasing day by day. School and college going girls and even old ladies are not safe in Delhi. A person, convicted of a sexual offence against a woman, should be dealt with sternly and does not deseve any leniency," said Additional Sessions Judge Bimla Kumari.

Vijender Kumar alias Jugnu (29), who was an employee of Indraprastha College for Women, had raped the girl from Jharkhand who was staying with her relatives at the servant quarters of the college.

The man had first contended that he was being falsely implicated and the college management was harassing him to get the servant quarters vacated.

After being convicted, the man pleaded for lesser punishment saying he is the only earning member in his family which includes his wife, a less than one-year-old son and his father who is a retired employee and a heart patient.

The court declined his plea and said crime against women involving sexual harassment must be dealt with sternly to contain the rising number of crimes committed against women.

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