Refugee Woman Seriously Injured After Being Pushed Off Bus
06 June 2010: A Chin refugee woman, Ms Rai Ding, is now being treated with her ‘serious’ injuries at a government hospital in Delhi, India after she was pushed off the bus from behind by an ‘unknown’ local Indian last Tuesday.
The 25-year-old, from Tlangpang village of Matupi Township, Chin State, was shoved roughly out of the bus door as she was trying to get off near Metro Station in Uttam Nagar around 8:30am.
Ms Rai Ding got unconscious for about 30 minutes with her head bleeding after falling forcefully and hitting the ‘rough’ bus lane, according to a Chin friend, who said: “While she was lying helplessly on the busy road, a bike coming at full speed ran over and broke her left hand on the scene.”
After a while, the local policemen found and rushed her to the nearby hospital for medical treatment, he added.
It is claimed that details of the bus and its driver cannot yet be identified till today, let alone the local Indian who is responsible for the incident, although attempts have been made by the police.
The incident took place while Ms Rai Ding, a holder of the UNHCR card, was on her way to work at a Korean house. She arrived in Delhi in July 2008 as a refugee from Burma.
Earlier this year, a series of violent assaults and attacks by local Indians on Chin refugees stranded in Delhi has been reported including a 12-year-old boy being raped and left ‘traumatised’, a 35-year-old mother severely bruised in a failed attempt of sexual assault, a 45-year-old Falam Chin beaten up after being robbed, and some others battered with bricks and stones.
Van Biak Thang