With rape cases rising exponentially in India, a girl named Seenu Kumari has developed an underwear that she claims is ‘rape proof’.
According to the reports, the girl, who hails from Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, has developed the ‘Rape-Proof underwear with three important features: A lock, GPS and a video camera.
Though impractical, the undergarment technology serves as a harsh reminder of the threats girls and women face and the measures they have to take to avoid being raped.
Seenu claims that the lock won’t open without the password, ensuring the safety of the woman. The GPS, on the other hand, will tell her location to her family and police.
The underwear costs around 4300 INR and Seenu is hoping to launch it in the bigger market. Other features of the garment include bulletproof and cut-proof material.
Here’s the video of her explaining all the features:
While it’s great that she’s taking matters into her own hands, it’s sad that we need an invention like this in the first place.
She added that a woman wearing the underwear could press a button on the device which would call a pre-set emergency number when under attack.
While Kumari’s protective panties cannot yet protect girls and women from sexual violence, she said she plans to eventually sell her innovative undergarment. Kumari has already sent the prototype, which cost her about $80 to make, to the National Innovation Foundation to obtain a patent.
Seenu said the undergarment would then be ready to be sold in the market.
Credits: Daily News, Daily Mail