A selfie clicked by the member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women with a alleged rape survivor courted controversy prompting the chairperson of the commission to seek a written explanation. The selfie was clicked by commission member Somya Gurjar on Wednesday when she along with chairperson had gone to meet the alleged rape survivor in Mahila police station.The Chairperson, Suman Sharma, is also present in the selfie, along with the member Somya Gurjar.
Chairperson of the panel Suman Sharma, who also appears in the photo, said her colleague clicked the selfie to try to cheer up the ‘depressed’ woman.
Suman Sharma said told Press Trust of India: “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.”
The pictures that are going viral on social media, Somya Gurjar is seen holding the mobile device and the chairperson is seen looking into the frame.
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 June 27, 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.