Edited to add: This post is no longer there but it can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/GurgaonPolice/posts/511992945549788
‘Don’t fight us, we won’t rape you like they did in Delhi’ – Hindustan Times
“… My auto driver took a different route this time through a dirt track with empty dry fields around with no human being visible to my eyes except a blurry flyover. After a few minutes, we saw two Qualis but we kept moving. The moment we were about to cross the cars, few people jumped up in front of us forced us to stop. They were 15 or 20 drunkards holding knives, spears, and sickles. Out of them 4 or 5 people came to us, slapped my auto driver, and pulled him out and few others started thrashing the auto rickshaw. Afraid, I tried to move out but one of them shouted,
“Bhaiya chup chaap andar baithe raho. Gaadi mei aag bhi lag jaye to bhi bahar mat nikalna.”
[Rough translation: Brother sit quietly inside the auto. Even if the auto is set on fire do not step out.]
WORST EVER? REALLY? May be it was worst in its own way, but what I saw next was something horrendous and shameful.
So far, I didn’t notice that they had also stopped another auto, … That auto was carrying those 3 friends I saw @ interview venue. A couple and a girl. Their driver was near to unconscious and the male friend among them was sitting on the road with his hands tied and scars on his face. The driver’s back was red because of the blood. Around 7-8 people circled the auto and were verbally abusing the three people. What I heard is as following:
– Darr lag raha hai. Ladko se darr lagta hai. Tum do ladkiyan ek ladke ke sath, hum 15 log do ke sath kyu nahi ho sakte
[Rough translation: Are you feeling scared? Are you afraid of boys? You two girls with one boy, why not we 15 men with the two of you?]
– Arre nahi yar, abhi wo gangrape ka faisla aaya hai na, maut ki saza mili hai sabko. Hum logo ko bhi mil jayegi.
[Rough translation: No, no, the verdict for that gang rape has come, death sentence has been announced. We might get the same.
Note: They means this verdict – “Hearing that he will face the gallows, the gang rapist started crying in court…”]
– Jab milegi tab dekh lenge. Lekin humein maut ki saza nahi milegi, hum log normal rape karenge na. Waisa wala nahi… wo to janwar karte hai.
[Rough translation: We will face that when we get it, who cares. But we will not get death sentence, we will ‘do normal rape’. That kind of brutal rape, only animals do that.]
– To kahan lekar chale inko, yehi dekhein inko?…dekh sakte hai na…ae madam…choli ke peeche kya hai …. dikhaogi ya hum khud dekhein???
[Rough translation: Where shall we take them then?… Should we take a look at them right here? Ae madam, choli ke peeche kya hai? (what is behind the blouse)… Are you showing on your own or should we see ourselves?]
– Yar inki marzi bhi to jaan lo … kya pata rape karne ki zaroorat na pade
[Rough translation: Let’s find out what they prefer… maybe there would be no need to rape.]
I was shocked. I always read about rapes and felt the anger inside me. But though it was a verbal abuse and not a “RAPE” (I hardly see a difference), my anger was masked by fear. Were they going to commit it? God, please No. And their local accent made it sound like they WOULD do it. I got scared, very scared.
I wonder if any brother, father, friend, and a good person can ever save any girl surrounded by so many people, in this state of mind when they are drunk, full of weapons, roaming around in groups, and UNEDUCATED shouting WE ARE THE SYSTEM. No one can and may be that’s why system is built. And that day it was a reminder, how broken our system is.