Shameful: Rajasthan State Commission For Women Chief Clicks Selfie With Rape Victim


Jaipur: In a shocking development, Rajasthan State Commission for Women's member, Soumya Gurjar, took a selfie with a rape survivor who was tattooed with expletives by her husband and his brothers. The Chairperson of the Commission, Suman Sharma, is now demanding a written explanation for the incident despite the fact that she was also in the selfie clicked by Gurjar. 

The selfie was clicked by Gurjar on Wednesday when she along with chairperson had gone to meet the rape victim in Mahila police station (Jaipur North). “I was talking to the victim when the member of the commission clicked these selfies. I am not aware when she (Somya Gurjar) clicked. I do not favour such act and has sought a written explanation from her. She has been asked to submit the explanation by tomorrow,” Sharma told to a news agency yesterday.

In a shocking incident in Alwar district, a 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her husband and his two brothers who tattooed expletives on her forehead and hand for not giving Rs 51,000 as the dowry. On Monday, an FIR was registered under sections of 498-A (Protection of Women Against Domestic Violence Act), 376 (punishment for rape)and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of IPC and an investigation in the case has been initiated.