NCW chairperson blasts on Mamata Banerjee over her remark in the Nadia rape case

13 April, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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NCW chairman Rekha Sharma lambasted West Bengal CM calling it "unfortunate"

The National Commission for Women (NCW) chairman Rekha Sharma lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her views on the matter, calling it “unfortunate,” amid a debate over the alleged gang-rape and death of a minor in Nadia.

“Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal Chief Minister, made a terrible statement on the tragedy. She should be able to understand the suffering of another woman since she is a woman. It was wrong, she remarked, pointing fingers at the sufferer ” said Rekha Sharma.

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, questioned whether the girl was raped or had a love affair that resulted in her pregnancy on Monday.

In a statement she said “What evidence do you have that she was raped? The cause of death has yet to be determined by the police. I had inquired of them. Was she pregnant, having an affair, or sick? Even family members were aware that it was a love affair. What can I do if a couple is in a relationship?”

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar demanded a response from the state administration on Monday in connection with the alleged gang rape and death of a 14-year-old girl in Hanskhali, Nadia district.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was given permission to investigate the Hanskhali rape case by the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday.

A 14-year-old girl died earlier this month in West Bengal’s Nadia district after being allegedly gang-raped. In this case, the victim’s family has implicated the son of a Trinamool Congress panchayat leader.