Recently an incident happened that send across a chilling reminder of the Nirbhaya Rape & Murder case. In Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun, a 50-year-old woman was gang-raped and brutally murdered.
As per India Today, in Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun, a 50-year-old woman who was an Anganwadi worker was gang-raped and brutally murdered allegedly by a priest and two others.
On Sunday, the victim went missing but the police ignored the family’s complaint. The police allegedly remained irresponsive even after the accused dumped her body outside her house.
At 6 PM, the victim went to the temple. After which the heart-breaking incident happened. At 11:30 PM, her body was dumped in front of her house. What post-mortem reports revealed the painful details about injuries. It mentioned there were serious injuries to the victim’s private parts, evidence of substantial blood loss, and fracture in a leg and ribs.
But rather than blaming the culprit, a member of the National Commission for Women, Chandramukhi Devi, remarked that the rape wouldn’t have happened if the woman didn’t visit the temple late in the evening. It was reported by Hindustan Times. Chandramukhi Devi, who also visited the victim’s family, said:
“I tell women again and again that they should never go out at odd hours under anyone’s influence. I think if she had not gone out in the evening or was accompanied by any child of the family perhaps this incident could have been avoided. But this was pre-planned as she was called through a phone call. She went out and then returned in such a state,”
The video of her making the ridiculous statements has gone viral. Her comments left many netizens angry as they come forward to express their disappointment.
BIZARRE: NCW member Chandramukhi lectures women on timings of them venturing out, says the Badaun incident wouldn’t have happened had the women not gone out alone in EVENING!
No I don’t..I don’t know how and why the member 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. https://t.co/WlG2DWs20G
Such a statement coming from a member of NCW is shameful. I’m wondering what she must have told the the family of the victim. Women like her are making lives of other women tough. She being the member of NCW is such a disgrace.
Shame on you @NCWIndia remove this member or else face wrath of public. What retarded members you have working for you?? Is this how you are going to save women of this country? SHAME!! https://t.co/RPBVEesdEG
Making the women like her NCW member is very shameful! Instead of speaking against the criminal she is justifying the heinous crime! She should be fired along with the person who appointed her at this post otherwise there is no hope left for women in NCW which is for women !
CW: cis het men, violence The frustrating part is you can’t even counter this by saying hey impose these curfews on the MEN, why don’t you because can you imagine the escalation in domestic violence that would lead to? https://t.co/XDcPam6wDd
It is heartbreaking how even in the 21st century, our own representatives are blaming women for getting raped. It is sad how rather than shaming the culprits, our society still raises fingers at the victims!