Indian official resigns amid outrage over selfie with alleged rape victim

(From FoxNews.com)

A government official in the north Indian state of Rajasthan resigned Thursday after published photos of her taking a selfie with an alleged rape victim sparked outrage.

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.

Somya Gurjar (R ), 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

The Times of India reported that Somya Gurjar resigned from the Rajasthan Women’s Commission after being summoned by the National Commission for Women, which advises the Indian government on policy relating to women’s issues.

“I have not done anything wrong but tendered my resignation on moral grounds if my action has hurt anybody’s feelings,” Gurjar told the Hindustan Times.

According to the Hindustan Times, Gurjar and state women’s committee chair Suman Sharma met the alleged victim in a police station

The 30-year-old victim claimed her husband and two of his nephews gang-raped her and tatooed expletives on her forehand and hand for not paying an agreed dowry of Rs 51,000 (approximately $750). Read More



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