A selfie clicked by a member of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women with a rape victim courted controversy prompting the chairperson of the commission to seek a written explanation from her.
Interestingly, the Chairperson, Suman Sharma, is also present in the selfie, along with the member Somya Gurjar.
The selfie was clicked by Ms Gurjar on Tuesday, when she, along with the chairperson, had gone to meet the rape victim in the Mahila police station (Jaipur North).
“I was talking to the victim when the member clicked the selfies. I was not aware of it. I have sought a written explanation from her. She has been asked to submit the explanation on Thursday,” Ms. Sharma said.
Two pictures, in which Ms. Gurjar is seen clicking the selfie, went viral on WhatsApp.
In the pictures, Ms Gurjar is seen holding the mobile device while the Chairperson is also looking in the frame (of the selfie).
Woman raped in Alwar
In a shocking incident in Alwar district, a 30-year-old woman was raped, allegedly by her husband and his two brothers who tattooed expletives on her forehead and hand for not giving Rs. 51,000 as dowry.
On Monday, an FIR was registered under Sections 498-A (Protection of Women against Domestic Violence Act), 376 (punishment for rape) and 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust) of the IPC and an investigation in the case has been initiated.