NCPCR seeks action against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi for revealing the rape victim’s identity.

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NCPRC (National Commission for protection of Child Rights) has flagged the tweet of Rahul Gandhi and has asked the Social Media giant to pull down the photos tweeted by him.

The former President of the Congress party has shared the photo of the rape victim’s family members on the Social Media platform Twitter, which revealed the identity of the victim. Revealing the identity of a rape victim is an offence in India.

Rahul Gandhi’s acts are against the provisions of the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences) and Juvenile Justice Care and Protection of Children Act.

The former President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, had visited the victim’s house at Old Nangal Village in South West Delhi to meet the bereaved family, and subsequently, he aired the picture of the family members of the rape victim on his Twitter account.

Following the incident, NCPCR has cognisance of the violation, and its chairperson Priyank Kanoogo further confirmed that an intimation has been sent to Twitter India asking to issue notice to the Congress MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi and removal of the tweeted photo.

A nine-year girl from the Valmiki community was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by four people at a crematorium at Delhi’s Nangal. The girl had gone to fetch water from the nearby crematorium’s water cooler around 5.30 PM, where she got electrocuted as per the accused.

Her body was later coercively cremated by the accused named Salim, Radhey Shyam, Kuldeep and Laxmi Narayan. It was the only after victim’s mother raised the alarm, the people gathered and called the police. Of the four accused, the three are known to the mother.

Protests have erupted after the horrific incident calling for strict action against the accused. The Govt of Delhi has promised to grant compensation of 10 lakh to the bereaved family and ordered a magisterial enquiry.

All the four accused have been arrested, and an FIR has been registered against them invoking various sections 376 (rape), 302 (murder), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 204 (destruction of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Police have also pressed POCSO and ST/SC act against the accused.

ACP has now transferred the case to the crime branch for a prompt investigation.

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