Badaun Victim Should Not Have Gone Out Late, Alone: Women’s Commission Member
Chandramukhi Devi, a member of the National Commission for Women (NCW), has come into controversy for her comments on 50-year-old Badaun rape victim. She commented that the victim should not have walked out alone at such a late hour.
Devi was sent by the NCW to visit the victim’s family member as the NCW was not satisfied with the role of the police in the incident. While speaking to the media she commented, “Even under any influence, a woman should keep tr
ack of time, and should not venture out late. Perhaps, had the victim not gone out in the evening, or gone along with a family member, she could have been saved."
On January 3, the 50-year-old victim was raped and murdered by a local priest and his two accomplices.
Devi’s comments have sparked outrage, following which, NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma has strongly condemned the same.
"It's not @NCWIndia's view and I strongly condemn it," she said. "I don't know how and why the member (Devi) has said this but women have all the right move on their will whenever and wherever they want to. It's society and state's duty to make places safe for women," she added.
Meanwhile, police arrested the prime accused Satyanarayan on Thursday and his two accomplices on Wednesday.