A member of the National Commission for Women has said that the Badaun gangrape case could have been avoided if the woman had not ventured out in the evening.NCW member Chandramukhi was sent by the commission to meet the family members of the Badaun gangrape victim. Speaking to reporters, she said, “Even if she is under pressure from someone, a woman should keep track of time and should not venture out late. I wonder if the victim had not gone out alone in the evening, or gone with a family member, she could have been saved.”
Rekha Sharma, the chairperson of NCW said that ‘women have all the right to move on their will whenever and wherever they want to’.
Badaun gangrape case
The 50-year-old victim, an Anganwadi worker, left for a temple in her village at around 6 pm on Sunday. When she did not return for two-three hours, her family went to the police station but were turned back. Later that night, at around 11:30 pm, three men dumped her body outside her home and fled. According to the victim’s family, the three men were temple’s priest Baba Satyanarayan, his disciple Vedram and driver Jaspal.The family of the deceased victim alleged police apathy for the delay in filing an FIR in the case.