"If my resigning will prevent such depravity in the society, then I am prepared to resign a thousand times. But that is not going to address this problem," he said.
Counter- questioning media persons he asked, "For any misreporting that you do, does your editor resign? This is my counter question."
Neeraj Kumar blamed it on mental depravity, psychopathy and mental sickness of people, which he said was responsible for the rising rates of crime against women. "Is it humanely possible for a policeman to prevent a case like this? Can the police prevent it? The fact of the matter is rapes are opportunist crimes committed within the confines of private spaces," he said.
Ninty-seven percent of such cases are committed within the confines of homes, only three percent are committed by strangers," he said.
Even as citizens point to the police for the increase in crime rate, Kumar said that he was 'satisfied with the work' his department was doing.
'It is the only department which takes most action against the erring subordinates," he said.