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“Teach your daughters good values to prevent rape”: BJP MLA

Another gruesome rape case has left citizens questioning the country we live in. The 20yr old girl was gang-raped and tortured by four upper-caste Thakur men on September 14. She died on 29 September 2020 after which her body was hastily cremated thus preventing the family from performing the last rites. This has caused further outrage across the nation.

BJP MLA Surendra Singh on Saturday remarked that rape cases in the country can be prevented if parents inculcate good values in their daughters. He says that ‘sanskaar’ is to be taught if rapes are to be prevented as ‘shasan’ and ‘talwaar’ will not work.

In a video released by news agency ANI, the legislator, who represents the Bairia constituency in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia, is heard emphasizing on the need to instil good values to prevent such heinous crimes. He added, “It is the government and the values that will make the country beautiful and prevent such cases.”

On Saturday, the government recommended a CBI investigation into the entire chain of events in the Hathras assault and gangrape case.

The government has also suspended three police officers, including Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir.

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