There has been an atmosphere of outrage across the country over the murder of a 9-year-old Dalit girl after she was allegedly raped in Delhi Cantt area. After former Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also met the victim’s Dalit family and assured them of help. Meanwhile, Arnab Goswami was slammed by a woman panelist after the founder of Republic TV demanded the arrest of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for revealing the identity of the victim’s family. “You should be ashamed of yourself,” the panelist told Arnab. After which the controversial TV anchor started asking the women panelists to ‘talk with respect’.
In fact, conducting a TV show on the rape and murder of a 9-year-old Dalit girl in Delhi, Arnab said, “This time, she has crossed all limits. He should also not shy away from revealing the identity of the victim’s family for his photo-op politics.” Later he told one of his panelists, “The same Rahul Gandhi, who went into hiding during Nirbhaya. He was nowhere to be seen. (He) has gone there now and look utterly shameless. He’s been there, did a quick photo-op with the victim’s family of nine years and put it up on social media.”
After this Arnab Goswami started shouting. “He has shared the incident,” Arnab shouted again and asked, “Is he illiterate about the law? He has revealed the identity of the victim and her family.” Arnab said that Rahul Gandhi should be arrested as he has committed a ‘blatant violation of the POCSO Act’.
The woman panelist representing the Congress party told Arnab that the Republic TV founder should be ashamed of himself. She asked Arnab what his channel was doing two days ago when the horrific news of the rape and murder of a nine-year-old Dalit girl first surfaced. To this, the Republic TV founder asked the Congress panelists to ‘speak with respect’.
Significantly, the case of murder of a 9-year-old Dalit girl after rape in the Cantt area of the country’s capital Delhi has become a much-talked issue. After this incident, there is an atmosphere of outrage in the whole country. The family alleges that after the rape of the girl, her body was forcibly cremated. The opposition is also constantly raising questions on the government on this matter.
Four accused, including a priest of the crematorium, are accused of raping and then killing the girl, after which the girl’s body was cremated without the consent of her parents or without informing the police.
At the same time, the police have arrested four people, including the priest of the crematorium, in this case, while a case has been registered under the POCSO Act and other sections including murder.