From this it seems Gurgaon pub attendant’s rape could have been prevented by the police,
…the cabbie and the victim’s brother approached a PCR van parked near Sahara Mall. But when a police officer called the victim on her mobile phone, one of the accused snatched her phone and politely told the cops they were dropping her home. And shockingly, the police did not act.
The incident raised serious questions on the effectiveness of police patrolling and setting up road barricades , particularly on MG Road. [Cops called victim, captors said all’s wells]
And how does the administration ensure that such shocking inefficiency is never repeated again?
… the Gurgaon administration on Monday passed an order virtually absolving its responsibility of ensuring women are safe. The administration has told all malls, commercial establishments and pub owners that they cannot have women employees working beyond 8pm. [Read more: Don’t work after 8pm, Gurgaon tells women]
Do you as a citizen find the Gurgaon Administration’s response reassuring?
Would it not have been more reassuring if it was made clear that negligence of duty by the police would not be repeated or excused?
So now, the next time there is a rape, the victim would feel she first needs to convince the police that she wasn’t working after 8 pm – maybe then she won’t report. No reports, no rapes.
For once I agree with something in a comment on TOI article.
Well, what will happen if the criminals start raping girls in the day time…????? WILL THEY ASK WOMEN TO STAY INDOORS ALL THEIR LIFE…????
Are jobs, safety and roads after 8 pm, in Gurgaon, reserved for men?
What if a woman was coming back from a wedding or a hospital or a movie or birthday party or a play, or shopping, a school annual function or a dinner after 8 pm?
So do Gurgaon roads belong to men and criminals after 8 pm?