CRIME PATROL # 201 – DELHI BUS GANG RAPE CASE (PART I)
TX – Saturday, September 21, 2013
This episode is the first of two-episode chronicle of the recent `much in debate’ Delhi Gangrape case in Delhi.
The shameful and damning incident occurred on the fateful night of 16th of December 2012 when the victim Suhasi (23) boarded a private bus (that otherwise ferries school children) on her way home to Munirka along with her boyfriend nilesh, unaware that six drunkards, perverts were waiting for a prey inside.
These men including the driver Mohan Singh, his brother Manoj Singh, their friends, Ravi Kaushik, Hansraj Malik, Govind Singh and Chhotu first began to pass lewd remarks at the sole passenger couple Suhasi and nilesh the moment the bus left Munirka. nilesh reacted as expected and this gave the men a chance to get physical with nilesh and soon they beat and bundled him up at one corner of the bus and and pounced on Suhasi like savages.
All this was happening in the moving bus with tinted fglass and its curtains closed and lights off and a defiant Suhasi resisting the brutes as long as she could. Enraged with her resistance the six men take out their vengeance on her. They first took turns to rape her and then beat and shoved her with iron rods. in the most unthinkable, unimaginable, indescribable manner.
The six men after having satiated their savage thirst threw off nilesh and Suhasi near the Mahipalpur flyover and drive off. At 11.30 pm, 2 hours after they boarded the bus, badly injured Suhasi and nilesh were spotted by two passersby, who informed the nearest PCR Van, who eventually sent them to the Safdarjung Hospital.
The Vasant Vihar police in the meanwhile set off to find the assailants and the bus on the basis of the description given by nilesh. The investigating police also gathered information from a carpenter Rakesh Dhawan who was assaulted and looted by those six men who later raped Suhasi in the same.
Little did the police realize at that time that they were dealing with an incident that was going to snowball into a modern day revolution that will force both the government and society to realize enough is enough?
CRIME PATROL # 202 – DELHI BUS GANG RAPE CASE (PART II)
TX – Sunday, September 22, 2013
This episode is the second and conclusive episode of two-episode chronicle of the recent `much in debate’ Delhi Gangrape case in Delhi.
The victim Suhasi (23) was raped and assaulted by the six men in a moving bus and little did the police realize that they were dealing with an incident that was going to snowball into a modern day revolution that will force both the government and society to realize enougt is enough.. ..
Ever since the admission in the hospital Suhasi’s condition was deteriorating with every passing minute but she was conscious and providing details as to what happened to her amidst multiple operations being performed on her.
In the meanwhile the bus driver and one of the main culprits Mohan Singh was arrested and other members of his gang were to follow suit soon. But the most important development was that the anger among youth of India, as the news of this ghastly crime was slowly spreading all over, was silently but decisively brewing.
The plight of Suhasi had touched every heart as if the gore of the crime roused anger inside everyone. Sensing the pulse of the people, political leaders began rushing to the hospital to offer their token of concern and a promise of justice. But this time the anger of the people was beyond the imagination of any politician. Without any prejudiced thoughts or any political agenda the youth of the country was just not ready to tolerate no more apathy and indifference from the establishment. Their anger soon galvanized into an full-blown impromptu movement undeterred of police barricades, teargas shells, water canon or police lathi-charge
By the evening of 21st December, 2012, four days after the ghastly crime, all the six culprits were in police custody but the flip side was that the innocent victim Suhasi was losing the battling for her life. She had suffered a cardiac arrest and was on life support. Her deteriorating condition couple with the pressure mounted by protestors, forced the Government to airlift her to a Hospital in Singapore for specialized treatment but she couldn’t sustained her brave battle and died on December 29, 13 days after the assault.
The movement that began with the plight of Suhasi is still on even after her death and her sacrifice is expected to bring a watershed change in our approach to safeguard our sisters against crimes as heinous as rape and stringent punishment possibly a death penalty to those who bring humanity to shame.