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.
Later she clarified her part stating that the rape survivor was quite enthusiastic to be clicked.
Gurjar said ” “That selfie wasn’t for entertainment. That woman (alleged rape survivor) was quite enthusiastic about getting clicked. When we were taking pictures of her tattoo as a part of probe.”
“She showed a lot of interest in our phone and asked us to click her. We just took her (alleged victim) picture so she would cooperate us in our investigation,” she added.
The controversy triggered after the picture of a rape survivor along with Gurjar and Rajasthan State Commission for Women Chairperson Suman Sharma went viral on social media.
In the pictures, Gurjar can be seen clicking a selfie with Rajasthan State Commission for Women Chairperson Suman Sharma and the rape survivor.
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).
According to 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.