According to a report published by the Times of India, the Leslee Udwin, filmmaker of the controversial documentary, India's Daughter, had edited and deleted a portion of the documentary which could have created a much bigger controversy in the country.
According to the newspaper report, Mukesh Singh, one of the six convicts in the infamous Delhi gangrape case, had claimed that it was not iron rods but screwdriver which was inserted in Nirbhaya's vagina.
The report also claimed that Supreme Court did not record such statement and the filmmaker was advised by former Supreme Court judge Arijit Pasayat and former chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court Mukul Mudgal.
In a written note, Udwin, the filmmaker was quoted as saying, "He says they wanted to mop up the evidence or clean out the semen and so they wrapped a cloth around a screw driver and inserted it. The cloth got left behind and they tried to get it out with the screwdriver and that is how the damage was caused."
Delhi gangrape case and protest in India:
The 23-year-old girl, who was given the name Nirbhaya, was brutally raped and later was thrown out of a moving bus by six men in Delhi in Dec 2012.
The girl succumbed to her injuries later in a hospital in Singapore. The shocking incident enraged everyone and massive protests were carried out in Delhi and across India. Protesters raised questions regarding security threat in the country.
All accused were arrested and were convicted in the case. While the main accused Ram Singh committed suicide in Tihar Jail, other four accused were given death sentence. Another accused, who was a juvenile at that time, soon will be released from jail.
BBC documentary banned in India:
Udwin produced the documentary taking interviews of Nirbhaya's family members, friends and the convicts. However, the documentary was banned in India as it was claimed that the documentary may create controversy in the country.