Offered help to victim, don't care about elections, says tearful Dikshit

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit burst into tears in an interview while discussing the plight of the gangrape victim in Delhi and said that she would not hesitate to bring about changes to improve conditions for women in the state.

"She belongs to a middle-class family. I cannot compensate the suffering that you are going through. I offered to help and provide any assistance needed to save her life. If we need to send her anyway for treatment we will do it I told them. That is our responsibility," Dikshit said with tears pouring down her face.

"Her family is silently suppressing their anger and despair and everybody is feeling their pain," she said.

The Chief Minister said she would take steps to improve the capital for women. PTI

"I will never hesitate to bring about any difference to improve the present scenario," she told Prabhu Chawla in an exclusive interview to IBN7.

"I do not care about the elections, elections would come  and go but it's the humanity which remains," she said, wiping away tears.

The Chief Minister has faced a lot of criticism for her handling of this case and the state government's inability to provide security to women in the national capital region.

The 23-year-old girl who was brutally raped and assaulted continues to battle to stay alive. The police have reportedly arrested the fifth out of six suspects in the case.

Updated Date: Dec 21, 2012 15:31 PM

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