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Can’t provide security to all: Goa BJP leader on rape

Days after a 20-year-old woman was allegedly gang-raped on a south Goa beach, State BJP women’s wing president Sulakshana Sawant has said the government cannot provide security to every individual.

The Opposition Congress has criticised Ms. Sawant for her “disgusting” statement and said she should resign from her post on moral grounds.

“The government cannot provide security to every individual. We need to change the mentality of the people. An individual can act as a protector of the other,” Ms. Sawant told a press conference here on Saturday, while responding to a question on the alleged gang-rape of the woman on May 25.

The woman was allegedly sexually assaulted by three men from Indore in front of her boyfriend, the police had said.

Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (GPMCC) said it was the responsibility of the government to provide security to every individual.