‘Selfie’ with rape victim: Under fire Rajasthan women panel member Somya Gurjar resigns

Jaipur: Somya Gurjar, a member of Rajasthan State Commission for Women, who faced flak for clicking a ‘selfie’ with a rape victim, resigned from her post on Thursday.

Gurjar along with Rajasthan State Commission for Women Chairperson Suman Sharma took a selfie with a rape victim, which triggered controversy.

The matter came to light when the two pictures went viral on social media.

The selfie was clicked by Gurjar on Wednesday when she and Sharma had gone to meet the rape victim at the Mahila police station (Jaipur North).

As per reports, the 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her husband and two brothers-in-law who also tattooed expletives on her forehead and hand for failing to bring Rs.51,000 as dowry.

An FIR has been 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.(ANI)