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.
#NirbhayaInsulted what a shame that we have to hear to this guy's view, no shame no remorse.— Anurag Madhai (@amb_jk) March 4, 2015
Dear Media Houses, Wasn't it your moral duty not to interview the Rapist? Why blame Home Ministry?Just shifting the focus #NirbhayaInsulted— Sameer Jain (@iSameerjain) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted Advocate 4 accused If u keep sweets on street dogs will eat them Can he make same statement if his girl is raped on street— Bhanudas Nadpurohit (@Nadpurohit) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted Wats wrong with u people. This is da need of the hour. Unless v know the psychology of a rapist, how can v fix the issue.— Kashyap (@gvkashyap) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted He will only profit from such autobiography. Profit from crime?— T Hasib (@t_hasib) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted :LesleeUdwin of BBC should filme the hanging of RapeCriminals and show them rather than their interviews/sermons on rape.— SudhirBharg (@sudhirbharg) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted Sometimes showing the country mirror would help unless it is you who is scared of inner truths yourself...— Rajiv Kumar (@rajivrem) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted media should act with responsibility. It should not run after TRP.— girish modi (@girish_krmodi) March 4, 2015
Do you know what is #NirbhayaInsulted ? Its an effort to brush under the carpet the most serious of all problems facing India.— Chetan Joshi (@jossolid) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted really? I don't think so. Please stop politicising the issue. This is insane to even think tht this is platform for rapist— Tulika Saxena (@stulika73) March 4, 2015
can we blame d mirror if we don't like the reflection it portrays? We have to change ourselves. Don't ban the documentary. #NirbhayaInsulted— Dharmesh Mehta (@dharmesh_mehta1) March 4, 2015
#NirbhayaInsulted The rapists should be tried by the PUBLIC. Police & Courts be kept away. They deserve nothing less than DEATH— R B Nayar (@nayarrbk) March 4, 2015
The people who should be shamed the most in this #NirbhayaInsulted debate are getting a free pass as usual. The Indian justice system— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) March 4, 2015