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Rajasthan women's commission member in soup over selfie with rape victim

The incident prompted the committee’s chairperson seeking a written explanation from the member, Somya Gurjar.

Published: 30th June 2016 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2016 06:27 PM   |  A+A-

Commission for Women-Rajasthan-Selfie

Suman Sharma is seen looking into the frame of the mobile device while taking the picture. | ANI

A member of the Rajasthan State Commission for Women is in trouble over a selfie she clicked with an alleged rape survivor. The picture has triggered a controversy on social media.

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The incident prompted the committee’s chairperson seeking a written explanation from the member, Somya Gurjar.

The selfie was taken when women’s commission members went to meet the rape survivor at the Mahila police station in Jaipur. Interestingly, chairperson Suman Sharma too is in the selfie along with Somya Gurjar.

"I was talking to the victim when the member of the commission clicked these selfies. I was not aware of when she (Somya Gurjar) had clicked the photograph. I do not favour such acts and have sought a written explanation from her. She has been asked to submit an explanation by tomorrow," Suman Sharma said.

Two pictures in which Gujar is seen clicking selfies have gone viral.

However, contradicting Suman Sharma's statement, she too is seen looking into the frame of the mobile device while taking the picture.

The 30-year-old rape victim, a resident of Alwar district, was allegedly raped by her husband and his two brothers who tattooed some swear words on her forehead and hand for failing to pay an agreed sum as dowry.

An FIR was registered on Monday under Sections 498-A, 376 and 406 of the Indian Penal Code. An investigation is underway.



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