Selfie With Rape Survivor Sparks Controversy

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Jaipur: A selfie clicked by the member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women with a rape survivor courted controversy prompting the chairperson of the commission to seek a written explanation. Interestingly, the Chairperson Suman Sharma is also in the selfie along with the member Somya Gurjar.

The selfie was clicked by Gurjar on Tuesday when she along with chairperson had gone to meet the rape survivor in Mahila police station (Jaipur North).

“I was talking to the survivor 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 Thursday,” Sharma told PTI.

Interestingly, two pictures, in which Gurjar is seen clicking the selfie, got viral on WhatsApp. Both Gurjar and Sharma are in the frame of the selfie and the pictures of the act were clicked by someone standing near them in the chamber of the police officer.

In the pictures, Gurjar is seen holding the mobile device and the Chairperson is also looking in the frame (of the selfie).

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.

 

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