New Delhi: A derogatory comment about Smriti Singh, the widow of Kirti Chakra awardee Captain Anshuman Singh, has sparked outrage on social media, with users demanding action against the person responsible. The National Commission for Women (NCW) has also taken notice and written to the Delhi Police, demanding immediate and appropriate action.

The offensive remark was made on a photo of Smriti Singh at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, where she received the award for her husband, who died while trying to save his colleagues at an Indian Army camp in the Siachen glacier. Captain Singh was posted with the 26 Punjab regiment as a medical officer.

The NCW described the comment as "lewd" in its letter to Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora. The commission stated that the comment contravenes Section 79 of the Bharatiya Nyay Sanhita, 2023, and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act, 2000. "NCW condemns this behavior and urges immediate police action," the women's panel said on X.

The NCW has also requested the police to arrest the man and submit a detailed report within three days. Many social media users tagged the NCW, demanding strict action against the person who commented and against those who shared screenshots of the comment.

On the night of July 19, 2023, a short circuit led to a fire in an Indian Army ammunition dump at Captain Singh's camp. Seeing a fiberglass hut engulfed in flames, he acted immediately to save those trapped inside, successfully rescuing four to five individuals. However, the fire soon spread to a nearby medical investigation room. Captain Singh re-entered the blazing structure but was unable to escape the fire, ultimately losing his life.

He was cremated with full state honors in Bhagalpur, Bihar, on July 22, 2023.

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Pune, Jul 22: A man and his friend were arrested for allegedly throwing the body of a woman in Indrayani river in Pune and flinging her two children into the waterbody as well when they started crying, a police official said on Monday.

The 25-year-old pregnant woman died when she was sent by her paramour and main accused, Gajendra Dagadkhaire, to Thane near Mumbai for an abortion, the Pimpri Chinchwad police station official said.

"On the way back on July 9, Dagadkhaire and his associate Ravikant Gaikwad threw the woman's body into the Indrayani river near Talegaon. When her children, aged two and five, started crying, the duo pushed them into the river as well. The woman was estranged from her husband and was in a relationship with Dagadkhaire, which resulted in her getting pregnant," the official said.

After the woman's mother approached police with a missing person complaint, a probe began, resulting in the arrest of Dagadkhaire and Gaikwad based on technical evidence, he said.

"The bodies of the woman and the two children have not been found as yet. Dagadkhaire and Gaikwad were remanded in police custody till July 30. Further probe into the case is underway," the official informed.