New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal on Thursday (January 19, 2023) said that she was dragged by a car while she was inspecting the situation of women’s security in the national capital. Taking to her official Twitter account, she said that the car driver had “molested her” in an inebriated condition and when she tried to get hold of him, he locked her hand in the car window and dragged her.
“If the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission is not safe in Delhi, then imagine the situation,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.
कल देर रात मैं दिल्ली में महिला सुरक्षा के हालात Inspect कर रही थी। एक गाड़ी वाले ने नशे की हालत में मुझसे छेड़छाड़ की और जब मैंने उसे पकड़ा तो गाड़ी के शीशे में मेरा हाथ बंद कर मुझे घसीटा। भगवान ने जान बचाई। यदि दिल्ली में महिला आयोग की अध्यक्ष सुरक्षित नहीं, तो हाल सोच लीजिए।
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) January 19, 2023
News agency ANI reported citing police that Maliwal was dragged for around 10-15 meters.
The accused, cops confirmed, was in an inebriated state and has been arrested.
“FIR has been filed. A medical examination of the accused and victim was done. The incident happened when Swati Maliwal was standing on a footpath with her team,” ANI quoted a Delhi Police official as saying.
Accused, Harish Chandra, 47, was in an inebriated state and has been arrested. FIR has been filed. Medical examination of accused & victim was done. Incident happened when Swati Maliwal was standing on a footpath with her team standing near her at same location: Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/LOCK6Yvk1K
— ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2023
More details awaited.