Furious at and strongly condemning the incident of raping a 14 months old girl in Gujarat two weeks back, state Congress lawmaker Geniben Thakor demands the rape accused to be given to the public and burnt alive instead of being handed over to the police.
The female legislator is seen saying this to a group of women in a video clip which went viral on Thursday. On finding the video being leaked, the female legislator clarifies that she was saying so in order to pacify the mother of the victim. The toddler being raped by a person originating from Bihar near was living with her parents in Himmatnagar town of Sabarkantha district on September 28. However, the rape accused was arrested later by the police.
Notably, the Congress lawmaker represents Vav seat of Banaskantha district.
In the video captured on a mobile phone inside a house, the MLA is seen surrounded by some agitated women.
Takor, as seen in the video, said, "In India, everyone has to pass through the process of law (to get justice). But, whenever such incidents happen, 50-150 persons should come together and burn him (rape accused) alive on the same day. Finish him, don't hand him over to police."
She further added, "The video was shot inside my residence. That was not a public rally or a press conference. I said those words in order to pacify some 100 women visitors, who were upset due to the rape incident. There was no other intention."