A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy, says Delhi bus rapist

Published: March 2, 2015
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PHOTO: BBC

PHOTO: BBC

One of the men involved in the 2012 Delhi gang rape has sparked outrage after claiming his victim was to blame for her sexual assault.

“A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy,” Mukesh Singh said in an interview from jail, according to The Telegraph.

The gang rape of the 23-year-old woman on a moving bus in New Delhi had shocked the world and prompted protests from women in India seeking protection. But Singh said women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters.

Read: Probe into Delhi rape suspect’s death blames jail: Report

“You can’t clap with one hand – it takes two hands,” he said, in an interview for a BBC documentary.

Not remorseful for his action, Singh shifting blame on the victim herself for the act said, “A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy. Boy and girl are not equal. Housework and housekeeping is for girls, not roaming in discos and bars at night doing wrong things, wearing wrong clothes. About 20 per cent of girls are good.”

Read: Court again defers verdict in Delhi gang rape case

Further, describing the killing as an ‘accident’, Singh said, “When being raped, she shouldn’t fight back. She should just be silent and allow the rape. Then they’d have dropped her off after ‘doing her’, and only hit the boy.”

He elaborated if Jyoti and her male friend who she was going back home with, not resisted the attempt he and his five other gang members would not have beaten her up leading to her death.

Singh, a slum-dweller who was 26 at the time of the attack, was driving the bus when the abduction occurred and denied involvement in the attack itself. However, the court rejected his claims adding there was strong DNA evidence against him and he could have stopped the act.

Read: New Delhi gang rape: Who can change the attitude of such men?

With his death sentence currently on appeal, Singh said the executions will only further put lives of future rape victims at risk.

“The death penalty will make things even more dangerous for girls,” he says. “Before, they would rape and say, ‘Leave her, she won’t tell anyone.’ Now when they rape, especially the criminal types, they will just kill the girl. Death,” he said.

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  • John
    Mar 2, 2015 - 2:44PM

    More scary than his mindset is the fact that there a millions who share his point of view.Recommend

  • Syed Mohiuddin
    Mar 2, 2015 - 2:48PM

    Why is he being given media coverage? is his message so noble to be spread among masses? shame on media for giving him a voice and a chance to propagate his sick mindsetRecommend

  • Fayez
    Mar 2, 2015 - 2:50PM

    He deserves to be hanged in public Recommend

  • raider
    Mar 2, 2015 - 2:50PM

    what insensible and brutal minded, he should be hangedRecommend

  • Rumormonger
    Mar 2, 2015 - 2:50PM

    I wonder if he keeps this statement if gets raped while in the jail ?Recommend

  • Furqan
    Mar 2, 2015 - 3:03PM

    I think we can safely say that as one Indian has such mentality, all Indians have such mentality.Recommend

  • khan
    Mar 2, 2015 - 3:13PM

    idiot sick mentalityRecommend

  • crew
    Mar 2, 2015 - 3:18PM

    wow………what an inspiring comment by the citizen of the secular and shining biggest poverty of the worldRecommend

  • Waleed
    Mar 2, 2015 - 3:40PM

    This is shameful and disgusting. Men and women are equal. There is no justification for rape. He should be publicly hanged. Recommend

  • Timorlane
    Mar 2, 2015 - 3:52PM

    Moving around day or night or following a way of life is an individual’s basic human right as long as it does not fringe upon others’ rights and space.

    The states where the law and its application is inflexible for everyone no one
    can dare make such a remark.

    For example how many such incidents have been reported in Dubai where women roam around free all the time ???Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:03PM

    @Furqan:
    I think we can safely say that as one Indian has such mentality, all Indians have such mentality.

    So perhaps ISIS definitely represents how Muslims behave since compared to the singular reference of this one guy, there are thousands of Muslims in ISIS.Recommend

  • Jeopardy
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:04PM

    I risk being blocked but I so wana say “Haramzada”!Recommend

  • Ravian
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:22PM

    Why is a criminal’s opinion on crime getting so much media attention? Recommend

  • miss jamal
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:29PM

    One word “Horrible”.This man is totally sick and physco,how can he even say this kind of things???? wonder, how his upbringing being done? what he has been told about respecting a women?.These kind of men should have sever punishments so that the others learn a lesson from them.Recommend

  • Mar 2, 2015 - 4:31PM

    This muck is all over India.Recommend

  • sidra humayun
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:38PM

    Entire above comments are ray of light for girls/women to read. Thanks to all gentleman for having beautiful thoughts about woman. I have strong hope we Pakistan will be gender sensitize soon. InshALLAH. Recommend

  • mafa
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:39PM

    He is rlly sickest ,no one must encourage his sayings,he doesnt desrve anything,hes lost.he must b brutually killed by public,!Recommend

  • Lobstre
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:40PM

    He simply justifies capital punishment for rape!Recommend

  • Prabhjot Singh
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:51PM

    A desi version of viagra called “Kamagra” is available on Indian pharmacies costing about INR 50 per tablet. I think that is the main reason not only for high ratio of rapes in India, but also for heightened sexual activities on college campuses. Recommend

  • Raisani
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:53PM

    The rapist in an unsuccessful attempt of being philosopher. That’s all I can say. Recommend

  • Student
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:55PM

    These sort of people can be find in so many countries. What I feel that we cannot blame only India. Furthermore goverment should consider the root causes that why it is happening, what are the reasons behind it. I request all commenters to think about it and share those words instead of blaming the culprit. So that females can learn to get herself safe (inshahAllah)Recommend

  • zara haq
    Mar 2, 2015 - 4:57PM

    Even an indian politician asha mirje and asaram bappu had made same statements when delhi bus happened. They represent true india. These pretentious indians will come and post here but otherwise this guy represents collective indian mindset
    et’s indiaRecommend

  • Not stupid
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:07PM

    Bread winners have to travel for work purposes, be it day or night…..such wrong claims the one like Singh can only be made by a psycho.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:08PM

    @zara haq:
    zara u always only speak haq, just simple is that :-). Recommend

  • Mar 2, 2015 - 5:14PM

    @Furqan:
    The result of watching too many Karan Johar movies. Wait a minute. This guy’s name is Mukesh Singh. The Sikh community in India is only 2% of the total Indian population so how can the comments of this sick Sikh be attributed to all non-Sikh Indians. Are you blaming Indian Muslims as well. Weird logic. Perhaps only on AIB-Roast !!.Recommend

  • Mar 2, 2015 - 5:18PM

    This guy is mentally sick!Recommend

  • Siraj Ahmed
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:20PM

    And is that why he brutally killed her? These medieval thinking men are misfit in today’s society. This insensitive man must be hanged.Recommend

  • Indian Observer
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:32PM

    Chilling words, he looks and talks like a cold blooded murderer . God will make you pay for this,if the courts don’t .
    I think this guy is a psychopath, even if he had a PhD ,his attitude will not change. Society’s attitude and this guy’s lust is the main reason for this, I think. Recommend

  • crew
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:37PM

    @ zara haq- I absolutelyagree………Living abroad in australia it really shocks to see me Indians real mentality…….its all hidden behind a fake media campaign propagating fake secular mindset of Indians….in reality they are down at the bottom of backward thinking Recommend

  • zara haq
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:42PM

    @Raisani & @crew.
    Zara takes a bow. Thankyou MonseiursRecommend

  • Shujaat
    Mar 2, 2015 - 5:53PM

    This kinda sick mentality deserves to be hanged in public. Seriously, how can someone become so shamelessly crooked and twisted in head! Yukh.. why on Earth did I read what I just read…Recommend

  • Khurram
    Mar 2, 2015 - 6:12PM

    This villain does not belong to one country or religion neither did that vulnerable girl. His lack of remorse and the attempt at justification is worrying. Recommend

  • Ali Kazmi
    Mar 2, 2015 - 6:15PM

    Wow. What a country, more like a circus. Rapists are blaming the victims. However, it is the best country in the world according to their people. Where are they hiding now, don’t see any comments from them?Recommend

  • Omar Malik
    Mar 2, 2015 - 6:22PM

    There is no need to generalize this to India or all Indians. Rape is a common phenomena in many countries, including Pakistan. This sick mentality is a testament to how illiteracy and poverty destroys minds. We need to deal with this sick mentality by setting an example. The responsibility lies squarely with the Governments, the judiciary and the law enforcing agencies within both countries. Every day, countless mothers and sisters are raped. God forbid if something like this happened to somebody in your family.Recommend

  • Whiskey Khan
    Mar 2, 2015 - 6:22PM

    You are a Rapist and should be punished for your crime, Perhaps your manhood should be denied which may make you change your view about respecting women. Recommend

  • Moiz Omar
    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:21PM

    Disgusting mentality like this makes me so angry. No matter what the victim is wearing or not wearing and doing or not doing, it is never their fault. Nothing legitimizes rape. I hope his appeal is rejected and he gets hanged. Recommend

  • Gora
    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:27PM

    Wah! Bohot Ala! Give this man an award!
    Its amazing how this animal can even say such a thing! Recommend

  • G. Din
    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:30PM

    @AIB Roast: to Furqan
    “.. how can the comments of this sick Sikh be attributed to all non-Sikh Indians.”.
    Just because his name has “Singh” in it does not necessarily mean that he is a Sikh. There are other communities that take “Singh” in their names, for instance Rajputs. This man is certainly not a Sikh. I will have you know that Sikhs are respected in India as the better part of our citizenry. They are the most peace-loving, law-abiding community, no matter where they live in India or elsewhere. I am not a Sikh myself.Recommend

  • Afrooz
    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:40PM

    I get his point. Clearly he does not take responsibility for that part of his body that was responsible for the act. So it is logical to separate his tool from him. This way it would make logical sense and justice. Recommend

  • zara haq
    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:49PM

    @G. Din:
    ” I will have you know that Sikhs are respected in India as the better part of our citizenry. They are the most peace-loving, law-abiding community, no matter where they live in India or elsewhere. I am not a Sikh myself.”

    See i used to say this about sikhs. I knew that. They are the only grace. As Raisani said singh is king. I was surprised at that remark and wanted to quote and react, but i left.Recommend

  • Sobriquet
    Mar 2, 2015 - 7:49PM

    @G. Din:
    You are right that there is nothing that indicates that this man is a Sikh: he could be from any one of the several Indian groups that use the Singh name. But could you give some verifiable source to your claim that the Sikhs are ‘the most peace-loving, law-abiding community, no matter where they live in India or elsewhere.’ ? Thank you. Recommend

  • someone
    Mar 2, 2015 - 8:10PM

    @Furqan:
    Great logic. Going by the recent cases of rape in Pakistan, one can safely assume all Pakistani men are rapists hence women go in veils and Burqas and Niqabs.Recommend

  • Devika
    Mar 2, 2015 - 8:36PM

    @Furqan:
    Excuse me, ALL Indians do NOT have the same mentality. There are probably a ton of other Indian men and women who might agree with him unfortunately, but NOT ALL.
    Choose your words wisely before putting them on the Internet.Recommend

  • Raees Ahmad
    Mar 2, 2015 - 9:03PM

    This PROUD man should be castrated publically because he provoked the sentiments of society as girls provoke his sentiments. Recommend

  • Dilip
    Mar 2, 2015 - 9:24PM

    Castrate him and let him live. He will regret it for the rest of his life.Recommend

  • NY
    Mar 2, 2015 - 9:32PM

    @ Devika
    Totally agree with you. Recommend

  • Shajia Abidi
    Mar 2, 2015 - 9:45PM

    @Furqan:
    RAPE is a universal crime. It happens everywhere and not just in India. And rapists all over the world have the same mentality. Indian rapists aren’t special that way. Recommend

  • zara haq
    Mar 2, 2015 - 10:50PM

    “Singh, a slum-dweller who was 26 at the time of the attack”

    Majority of india lives in slum. Only mumbai city is 60 pc slums. Delhi isn’t far behind. Kerala is the second or third most unsafe state for women.Recommend

  • Wise Guy
    Mar 3, 2015 - 1:36AM

    Some people are incorrigible. This Indian is one of them.Recommend

  • Mar 3, 2015 - 2:59AM

    @Furqan:
    are you some special type of stupid ?Recommend

  • women united
    Mar 3, 2015 - 3:39AM

    When it comes to rape everybody Say’s capital punishment despite religion or race nationality or gender. In cases like this Islam Say’s death which everybody will agree too but it is still the most misunderstood religion in the world but apart from a Muslim no one will agree too.Recommend

  • Zubair Rabbani
    Mar 3, 2015 - 11:20AM

    justification of sin is grater sin Recommend

  • sidra humayun
    Mar 3, 2015 - 11:30AM

    Learn few things;
    1. Law is for everyone not for men or women.
    2. Humans commits crimes not Pakistani, Indian or Maldivians.
    3. Religion is for Humans not for Arabic, Asian or Canadian.
    4. Skill can be learned by anyone in any age. It is not subject to girls,boys.
    5. Violence can occur with anyone, anyone can be vulnerable it is not specific to girls.Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Mar 3, 2015 - 12:19PM

    @zara haq:
    The slum capital of the world is now Pakistan. The largest slum in the world is Orangi town. The slums are spreading, entire towns are becoming slums with slumlords like in Lyari. With target killings going on on a daily basis and the security forces afraid to enter. In Peshawar even school going children are not safe

    In contrast even slums in India have water and electricity Recommend

  • zara haq
    Mar 3, 2015 - 5:20PM

    @Tyggar:
    Keep crying.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Mar 3, 2015 - 9:06PM

    @Tyggar:
    Mr.Tiger, next time come up with good research or don’t try to argue with Zara. Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Mar 4, 2015 - 12:26AM

    @Raisani:
    Lol! The jokes on you palRecommend

  • nn
    Mar 4, 2015 - 8:01AM

    Maybe India should spend time educating its citizens common decency instead of organizing ghar wapsi schemes.Recommend

  • Silvester
    Mar 4, 2015 - 10:15AM

    Calling All indians are the same is plainly stupid

    But the mentality of our men towards women is pathetic. They still look at them as low.

    May be the vast majority of indian men are against these type incidents and may want maximum punishment for it

    But we you start discussing about how their wife should be, you come to know what these men are made of

    I work in a top IT firm many men here are from top colleges, but their mindset is so poorRecommend

  • Mar 4, 2015 - 1:10PM

    This is nothing but the real mentality of region.
    -AhmadRecommend

  • Bablu
    Mar 4, 2015 - 2:23PM

    Those who are saying this man represents all India are grossly wrong. No individual can represent a country of over 1.3 billion people.

    The situation is not different in Pakistan. I am sure a lot of Pakistanis will agree with me that there are numerous (read many millions) men in Pakistan who think similarly. Highly unfortunate! Recommend

  • Hareem Ali
    Mar 16, 2015 - 3:07PM

    He needs medical treatment from a psychologist! What about the nun who got raped?? Was she also inviting? Or roaming late at night?? He is a sick person! He just dont have anything to say in his defense. Btw if a woman found late night is supposed 2 b raped then men must also b raped!! Recommend

  • Sajid Hussain
    Apr 2, 2015 - 2:23AM

    @Furqan:

    You fool. You are no less dumber than that sick rapist -_-Recommend

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