Madhu Chandra, spokesperson for the North East Support Centre and Helpline, said he was "shocked" at the way the victim was ostracised.
"Instead of helping such victims with their rehabilitation, our society makes their lives more miserable," he
The victim's plight may have been partly aggravated by the way women from the Northeast are perceived and treated by many in Delhi, including criminals and the police.
Statistics complied by Chandra's NGO suggest that nearly half the women harassed sexually in the capital are from the Northeast.
"Northeast women are always targeted by criminals but the police do not act on their complaints, emboldening the criminals.
In 40 instances in the past two years, the police refused to register a case when the shattered victims approached them," Chandra
In another 20 cases, the accused are roaming free, Chandra
cited how two men recently molested a Manipuri girl inside her
home and how Vasant Vihar police refused to register a case when her
family approached them.
said the girl's was not an isolated case.
People from the community had met chief minister Sheila Dikshit last year, extracting a promise to set up a hostel for working women from the Northeast, Chandra
Such a hostel for 500 women has come up in Jasola, southeast Delhi, but only a handful have moved in because it's located in a remote area and has poor security, he