Women Commission member clicks selfie with alleged rape survivor, sparks controversy

, 9:22 AM IST

Jaipur: 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.

Interestingly, the Chairperson Suman Sharma is also in the selfie along with the member Somya Gurjar. The selfie was clicked by Ms Gurjar Wednesday when she along with chairperson had gone to meet the alleged rape survivor 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,” Ms Sharma told Press Trust of India.

Interestingly, two pictures, in which Ms Gurjar is seen clicking the selfie, has gone viral.

In the pictures, Ms 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 Indian Penal Code and an investigation in the case has been initiated.