According to the release, it was Sahara Samay to first report the
sexual assault on Vibha, a Delhi based carpenter's daughter.
On 6 February, when Vibha was alone at home at her home in Khajuri
Khas - a crowded area of northeast Delhi- a neighbour Joginder tried
to sexually assault her. While she fought back and screamed, Joginder
tried to strangle her and she lost consciousness, he then doused
her with kerosene in a bid to kill her. But the neighbours were
alerted by then as they saw smoke coming out of the house and rushed
to rescue her.
Although rescued, Vibha's leg had to be amputated. Her parents
have already spent their life's savings on the treatment. After
viewing the prime-time telecast of the Sahara Samay report, the
Union Health Minister Sushma Swaraj came forward to help Vibha.
She has offered to provide assistance to the family and treatment
for Vibha. Sahara Samay, meanwhile, intends to be with Vibha as
she begins her long journey out of tragedy and towards a brighter
The report has, says the release, strengthen Sahara Samay's commitment
to be the channel of the people, identify with their concerns and
be a part of their lives.