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DCW counsellor goes to help woman, get attacked herself

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Commission for Women counsellor was attacked by a drunken man who also threatened to kill her when she had gone to Tughlakabad to enquire into a case, the women's panel said.

An FIR has been registered against the assailant, named Vinod, at the Govindpuri Police Station.

The counsellor works at the DCW's mobile helpline, said the women's panel in a statement.

The incident happened when the counsellor was sent to Valmiki Street in Tughlakabad after a resident called 181 helpline to complain about her daughter, who seemed to be suffering from mental illness and required assistance from the DCW, it said.

When the counsellor was conversing with the girl's family, a drunken Vinod came and started abusing her and her driver, the statement added.

As the locals tried to calm the situation, the man got more agitated and brought a stick from his house and ran after the counsellor, it added.

Even though he was stopped by the locals, it left the counsellor with a horrendous experience, the said in the statement, adding the accused called himself a local politicians henchman.

"Vinod persisted and tried his best to assault the counsellor with a brick while chasing her," the statement said.

The counsellor had to call the police for assistance, it said.

The accused fled before the police could reach, following which a complaint was filed against him and an FIR registered.

Commission for Women's chairperson Swati Maliwal said if anyone obstructs the work by threatening the staff of the DCW, strict actions will be taken against them.

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First Published: Sat, October 14 2017. 00:22 IST