New Delhi: Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, known for his penchant to court controversies, on Friday marched into a forbidden territory by revealing the identities of Bhandara rape victims while making a statement in the Rajya Sabha.

Main opposition party BJP criticised Shinde for not being mindful to keep the identities of the rape victims secret.

Shinde was making the statement in the Upper House nearly two weeks after the three minor sisters aged eleven, nine, and six were raped and murdered in the Bhandara district of Maharashtra. The Minister expressed his shock over the appalling incident.

Shinde’s mistake was pointed out by leader of Opposition, Arun Jaitley, after which the Minister expressed his regret.  

The three sisters went missing on February 14 after attending school. Two days later, their brutalized bodies were found in a well.


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