AAP leader Naveen Jaihind courts controversy while expressing outrage on Haryana CBSE topper’s gang-rape


AAP leader Naveen Jaihind on Tuesday said that he was ready to pay Rs 20 lakh as compensation if BJP leaders got raped in Haryana. He made the comments while speaking to a TV channel on the gang-rape of the CBSE topper girl.

Expressing his outrage over the insensitivity shown by the state government, Jaihind said that the government had insulted the rape victim by offering a cheque of Rs 2 lakh to them.

He said, “The biggest thing is that the victim’s family is offered Rs 2 lakh as compensation. This is like adding insult to injury. I say that BJP leaders should get raped by 10 people. I will give Rs 20 lakh. Are they putting a price tag of Rs 2 lakh for a girl’s modesty? The family wants the rapists to be arrested.”

The state’s BJP government had offered a compensation of Rs 2 lakh, which the victim’s mother had bluntly refused to accept. The victim’s mother had instead demanded the arrest of the 10 people accused of committing brutalities against her daughter, a Class 12 CBSE topper.

One army man is among those who gang-raped the girl. Police have also arrested one main accused, identified as Nishu Phogat.

The victim, a second-year student, was on her way to the coaching when she was attacked a group of men, who dragged her to a nearby field and took turns in raping her. All the rapists, according the girl, were from her village.