Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin
National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma on Tuesday hit out at Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee over her latest assertion on the Nadia gang rape case. Calling the assertion “unfortunate”, the NCW chairperson was quoted by ANI as saying, “Being a woman, she should understand the pain of another woman. She pointed fingers at the victim, it was wrong.”
Mamata Banerjee on Monday instructed that the category 9 scholar of Hanskhali in Nadia district – who was allegedly gang raped – “died due to a fall after being slapped by someone”.
Also doubting if an affair with the accused was a risk, Banerjee at an occasion mentioned, “The police are yet to understand the cause of the death. I had asked them. Will you call it rape or was she pregnant? Was it (the fallout of) a love affair? Have you enquired about these? This is an unfortunate incident.”
Questioning why the sufferer’s household filed a criticism 5 days after her loss of life, the chief minister added, “You (girl’s family) also conducted the last rites of the body. I am talking as a layman. From where will they (police) get the evidence whether she was raped or she was pregnant or there was any other reason such as she was slapped by someone after which she fell ill.”
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The class 9 scholar died after she was allegedly gang-raped at a party on the accused’s home on April 5. According to her mother and father who lodged the criticism on April 10, the sufferer was bleeding profusely when she returned residence. The sufferer died on the identical night time of April 5.
Mamata Banerjee has been going through a large backlash over her feedback from the opposition. Describing her assertion as “shocking”, senior BJP chief and the social gathering’s co-in cost of West Bengal Amit Malviya mentioned, “She questions the victim and asks if it was a love affair or a case of unplanned pregnancy gone awry! Because the accused is the TMC leader’s son.”
Meanwhile, chief of opposition Suvendu Adhikari mentioned that her feedback solely “prove that she is trying to influence the probe and shield the culprits.”
(With inputs from ANI)
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