Karnataka Minister’s rape remark flares up controversy

Bengaluru: Facing heat over the increasing sexual assault cases, Karnataka home minister K J George faulted media for sensitizing the rape news so as to increase their TRP rating. The remark had come under scanner with opposition BJP blaming the act of the minister as ‘irresponsible’ and rubbish. He blamed that the television channels are showing the rape news of minor from dawn to dusk so as to catch the eye balls. Bengaluru has been in the news recently for a string of rape incidents on minors. Meanwhile, Minister George later clarified that he only meant the media to sensitize the rape cases which are already under probe.

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