Rajnath Singh asks for detailed report on BBC interview of convict in ‘Nirbhaya’ case
The Home Minister has sought detailed report from Tihar jail chief on BBC interview of 16th December 'Nirbhaya' gangrape convict Mukesh Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday took strong exception to a British filmmaker interviewing 16th December gangrape convict Mukesh Singh in Tihar jail, and sought a detailed report from the jail chief on the whole issue.
The Home Minister spoke to Tihar jail Director General Alok Kumar Verma and sought a detailed report urgently, official sources said.
Media reports said British filmmaker Leslee Udwin and the BBC were given permission to interview bus driver Mukesh Singh, who was awarded death sentence for the brutal rape and murder.
In the interview, Mukesh said the women who went out at night had only themselves to blame if they attracted the attention of gangs of male molesters.
"A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he had said.
Mukesh also said that had the girl and her friend not tried to fight back, the gang would not have inflicted the savage beating, which led to her death later.
Describing the killing as an "accident", he had 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.