‘Teach them a lesson’: Indian women accuse Delhi police of abuse

Swati Singh describes how excited she was to attend her first college festival in the Indian capital, New Delhi.

On February 6, the last day of the three-day festival, as students were preparing for a concert, hundreds of men barged into the college campus and sexually harassed and abused female students.

Singh says she cannot forget the horror she went through at Gargi college, an all women’s college affiliated to Delhi University.

“I was looking forward to the fest. It means a lot to women like me who come from smaller cities and have never seen such big concert,” says 18-year-old Singh, who hails from the central Indian city of Indore.

Students accuse the police and security guards of doing little as the men molested women at the college, which is located in the affluent south Delhi area of Siri Fort.


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