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 safety in the national capital. On his official Twitter account, he said that the car driver “molested” with him in a drunken state and when he tried to catch him, he locked his hand in the car window and dragged him.
“Late last night I was inspecting the women safety situation in Delhi. A car driver in an inebriated state molested me and when I tried to catch him, he locked my hand in his car window and Dragged me. God saved my life.” Maliwal said in a tweet in Hindi.
“Imagine the situation if the chairperson of the Women’s Commission is not safe in Delhi,” she said.
Late last night I was inspecting the situation of women’s security in Delhi. A driver of a car molested me in a drunken state and when I caught hold of him, he locked my hand in the mirror of the car and dragged me. God saved life. If the Chairperson of the Women’s Commission is not safe in Delhi, then imagine the situation.
— Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) January 19, 2023
News agency ANI quoted police as saying that Maliwal was dragged around 10-15 meters in front of AIIMS Delhi Gate No. 2 at around 3.11 am.
The accused, ANI said, was in an inebriated condition and has been arrested.
ANI quoted a Delhi Police official as saying, “FIR has been registered. Medical examination of the accused and the victim has been done. The incident took place when Swati Maliwal along with her team was standing on the footpath.”
The accused Harish Chandra (47) was in an inebriated condition and has been arrested. FIR has been registered. Medical examination of the accused and the victim was done. The accident occurred when Swati Maliwal was standing on the footpath with her team at the same spot: Delhi Police pic.twitter.com/LOCK6Yvk1K– ANI (@ANI) January 19, 2023