A BBC documentary about the hideous rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi in 2012 has touched a raw nerve.
MUMBAI — Here in India, a BBC documentary has brought renewed focus on rapists and the lawyers who defend them. For “India’s Daughter,” Leslee Udwin and her team interviewed Mukesh Singh, one of the men who raped and murdered a young woman in a Delhi bus in December 2012, and is now on death row. They also interviewed two lawyers who represented Mukesh.
What these men believe and say is vile and, indeed, nauseating. Essentially, they claim that the woman brought her gruesome fate on her head by presuming to go out late with a boyfriend, and then compounded it by actually resisting and fighting her rapists. She should have stayed “silent” and let herself be raped, Mukesh says, and “they would have dropped her off” without … well, without what? What possible injury to this young woman could these scum have held back?