The Women Safety Wing (WSW,) on the 3rd of December, intensified their awareness programmes with the help of ‘SHE Teams’ and ‘Bharosa Centres’ in Telangana.
SHE Teams shared WhatsApp numbers and advised women across Telangana in trouble to call at any time for help. The WSW SHE Teams was introduced in Telangana to ensure the safety of women.
Swati Lakra, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Law and Order and Incharge of the Women Safety Wing, addressed the media and requested women not to hesitate and dial 100 during emergencies. She also said women could also contact SHE Teams using their WhatsApp numbers and ask for help.
The awareness programme was organised after Disha’s parents alleged the police did not act upon the missing complaint filed by them immediately and showed negligence. According to Disha’s parents, the Shamshabad Police Station wasted a few hours and did not take immediate action to save their daughter.
On the 27th of November, 4 truck drivers abducted Disha, a resident of Shamshabad, raped her and then burnt her alive. The accused were identified as Mohammed Arif, Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu, Jollu Shiva and Jollu Naveen.
Ms. Lakra said the WSW would soon start the training of SHE Teams’ staff. During the training, the staff would learn how to deal with complainants—how to speak, what to speak and other things of which they need to take care when a complainant contacts them.
Ms. Lakra highlighted the negligence of the Shamshabad Police and said when a complainant comes to the police station during night time, the police should register the complaint and act immediately.
As of now, Mohammed Arif, Chintakunta Chennakeshavulu, Jollu Shiva and Jollu Naveen are in judicial custody at the Mahabubnagar District Jail in Telangana. Later they were shifted to the Cherlapally Central Jail in Telangana.
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