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Karnataka ex-top cop sorry for 'good physique' comment on Nirbhaya's mother

The apology comes days after Sangliana, a member of the ruling Congress in the southern state, at an event said that Nirbhaya's mother was a woman with "good physique".

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Bengaluru [ Updated: March 17, 2018 8:40 IST ]
Sangliana commented on Asha Devi at an event in Bengaluru
Sangliana commented on Asha Devi at an event in Bengaluru on March 9 where women achievers were honoured.

Karnataka's former Director General of Police (DGP) HT Sangliana on Friday apologised for his remarks on Delhi gang-rape victim Nirbhaya's mother. This comes days after Sangliana, a member of the ruling Congress in the southern state, at an event said that Nirbhaya's mother was a woman with "good physique".

"I'm sorry that my statements have been twisted. I meant that Nirbhaya's (name by which the 2012 Delhi gang-rape victim is known) mother looks very smart and good in her physique. Her daughter, Nirbhaya, must have also been a beautiful girl. I think that beautiful people need protection so they don't become victims in the future," IANS quoted him as saying.

The gang-rape of the 23-year-old student Nirbhaya in Delhi on December 16, 2012, by a group of six men, caught international attention after she succumbed to injuries. 

- With agency inputs

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