Bengaluru, March 4: Two years after the infamous Delhi gangrape case, Nirbhaya case is back to haunt the country once again. This time the countrymen has been irked by a documentary featuring interview of one of the rapists -- Mukesh Singh.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reacted strongly against the interview and asked Tihar jail authority to conduct an inquiry into the matter. Meanwhile, the home ministry asked all news channels not to carry reports regarding the documentary.
A few statements of Mukesh Singh have already created controversy across the country. Heat of the controversy reached Parliament which was adjourned for 15 minutes amidst noisy scenes on Wednesday, March 4. [Dec 16 Delhi Gangrape Case: Rapists justify themselves, now Nirbhaya's mother breaks silence]
The 23-year-old victim, who is known as Nirbhaya, was brutally raped in a moving bus and later was thrown out of it by six men. Two years after the gruesome incident, Mukesh Singh, the driver of the bus, claimed that it was Nirbhaya's "mistake to have ventured out after 9 pm."
The rapists was found non-repentant and he was quoted as saying, "women who go out at night bring trouble for themselves by attracting the attention of molesters. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy." [Now Nirbhaya rapist has an advise for women! Don't protest when raped, you will live]
Nirbhaya, who was returning from a cinema theatre was given lift in a mini bus by the six men. She was accompanied by one of her male friends.
In the bus she was violated and beaten brutally with iron rods. A rod was inserted in her private part. She succumbed to her injuries a few days later.
Countrymen were stunned to hear the statements of the rapists who is facing death penalty and currently has been lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi.
Micor-blogging site Twitter has been flooded with angry tweets against Mukesh Singh. #NirbhayaInsulted has been trending on top on Twitter.