TV Journalist Saumya Vishwanathan was killed in New Delhi while she was returning home at 3 AM in the morning on 30 September 2008. The killer are still at large and investigations are going on, however the remarks from Delhi’s Chief Minister Sheila Dixit just shows that government has submitted themselves in front of the criminals who can hit anyone at anytime!
While speaking to the TV journalist, she said going out at 3 AM in the morning is no adventure and she should have avoided it. “...one should not be adventurous…“, those were the remarks of Woman Chief Minister of Delhi, where crime against women is on rise. Instead of hard stand, our honorable chief minister seems to have submitted to the VIRTUAL FEAR created by the criminals in Delhi and have advised women not to venture at night.
To answer that, let’s see what exactly happened on 30 September. Saumya Vishwanathan is a producer with Headlines Today, English News Channel. She was covering Bomb Blasts in Malegaon and Gujarat and had to sit late to complete the assignment. She was done by 3 AM and started from her Jhandewalan Office towards Vasant Kunj, her home. All was fine, and just 5-10 minutes before her home, she even called her dad that she was about to reach home. And that was the last contact of Saumya. Later police found her car near Vasant Kunj and Saumya was lying unconscious. Police thought case of accident but later found a bullet on her head. She was brought dead to the hospital.
So back to Sheila Dixit’s comments – if you think Delhi is unsafe and women should not venture at night, why allow them work at night? Stop girls to work at night so that they can stay indoors and there will be no crime against women. Why can a handful of criminals create so fear that we have to be indoors at night? Instead of commenting on “being adventurous…”, why can’t you advice for more security, more patrolling and more safety?
Saumya’s murder is still a mystery. Police are not denying mutual fights can be one of the reasons for the murder and are questioning the family and friends.
So till we have more safety on Delhi Roads, Girls, Women, stay indoor, at least that’s what our Women Chief Minister has to say!