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NGO rescues 70-year-old homeless woman in city

A 70-year-old homeless woman, who was allegedly sexually assaulted, was rescued by an NGO near Sohna Chowk in Old Gurgaon on Friday.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2012 01:03 IST
Divya Sethi

A 70-year-old homeless woman, who was allegedly sexually assaulted, was rescued by an NGO near Sohna Chowk in Old Gurgaon on Friday.

The victim was admitted in a city hospital for treatment and the NGO claims she has been now shifted to a night shelter.

The destitute woman had been living on city roads in the bone-chilling winter near a slum cluster and locals said she was spotted in the area 10 days ago.

Rakesh Jangu, director of NGO Parivartan Sangh, said, "It is shameful that even a 70-year-old woman is not safe on city roads. We found her with tattered clothes. Though she is not speaking to anyone at present, nearby people told us that she was molested."

He added, "There are two night shelters in the city in Kanhai village and Bhim Nagar. Needy people are hardly accommodated in these shelters and the homeless are compelled to live under the open sky and become victims of crimes."

Jangu said, "We never got time to inform the police or administration as our primary concern was to provide urgent medical treatment to the victim. We will ensure she gets proper shelter."

Dr Sandeep Sangwan, director of the Metro Life Line Hospital, said, "The woman was mentally disturbed though her physical parameters like blood pressure and heart beat were normal."