GUWAHATI: The Class XI girl, who was molested in full public view by over 50 men for more than 30 minutes on a busy street here last Monday, is now being victimized by the insensitivity of the officials of the state.
The victim’s identity was revealed not once but twice – first by Alka Lamba from fact-finding team of National Commission for Women (NCW) and then by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi’s office.
Gogoi met the girl and assured her of all possible help. Following the meeting, the CM’s office issued a press release in which the victim's name was mentioned and her photograph was also shared. In a bid to do damage control, Gogoi's office immediately sent out an e-mail to reporters asking them to protect the girl’s identity.
Meanwhile, the NCW removed Congress leader Alka Lamba from the fact-finding panel after she made public the victim's name during a press meet in Guwahati.
The revelation led to widespread condemnation, including BJP's Smriti Irani who said it was violation of Supreme Court directives.


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