Gangrape case: 'Safe' Mumbai is a myth, says Shobhaa De

Last Updated: Fri, Aug 23, 2013 15:03 hrs

Mumbai: Renowned columnist and writer Shobhaa De on Friday said that the administration has completely failed in providing safety for women and added that it is a myth to consider Mumbai a safe city.

She was reacting to the gangrape a 23-year-old photojournalist in the city.

"If the administration has failed to provide safety to not just our women but our children and every working professional in Mumbai city then it is a great slap in the face of not just our Chief Minister but the current government and the police," she said.

Bollywood actress, Karishma Kapoor said: "I think it's extremely distressing and shocking to hear but I hope this can change and my heart goes out to that young woman. It needs to change definitely."

The incident took place last evening in Lower Parel area where the 23-year-old woman had gone for an assignment.

She was working with an English Magazine as an intern. According to police, the men tied up the friend who was accompanying her and raped the woman.

The victim, who was admitted to Jaslok Hospital, had sustained multiple internal injuries. She is stated to be in a stable condition now.

The Centre has sought a detailed report on the gangrape incident.

Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today said that he has spoken to the Commissioner of Police on the gangrape incident in Mumbai urging for stringent action.

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