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Country can't afford insecurity of women: Sibal on Mumbai gang-rape case

He added that they law should be made effective

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Kapil Sibal

Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday condemned the gang-rape of a 22-year-old female photojournalist in Mumbai, saying the country cannot afford insecurity of women in society.

"This country cannot afford insecurity; you have women and children insecure in the hand of those who attack. Law must be made effective," Sibal told media here.

"This incident must be dealt with utmost seriousness," he added.

A 22-year-old photojournalist, interning for a lifestyle magazine, was allegedly raped by at least three among a group of five men at an abandoned mill close to the railway tracks in the Mahalaxmi area of Mumbai last night.

The incident reportedly took place at around 8 p.m. when the girl and her male colleague were at Shakti Mills, which is located very close to the railway tracks in the Mahalaxmi area, shooting for a magazine assignment.


First Published: Fri, August 23 2013. 11:51 IST