Following the incident of the women who was gang-raped and severely beaten on a bus in New Delhi – the boyfriend of the victim is finally coming out and has something to say.
The 28-year-old man who witnessed the entire incident that happened on the 16th of December, suffered from a fractured leg and other injuries. He survived the incident, but there is a lot more healing to be done, emotionally.
What did the boyfriend of the victim have to say? In a phone interview he said:
“What can I say? The cruelty I saw should not be seen ever. I was not very confident about getting into the bus but my friend was running late, so we got into it. This was the biggest mistake I made and after that everything went out of control.
The driver of the bus made lewd remarks and his accomplices joined him to taunt us. I told the driver to stop the bus but by then, his accomplices had locked the two doors. They hit me with a small stick and dragged her to a seat near the driver’s cabin. After that, the driver and the other men raped her and hit her in the worst possible ways in the most private parts of her body. I tried to fight against the men but later I begged them again and again to leave her. I cannot tell you what I feel when I think of it. I shiver in pain.
After throwing us off the bus, they tried to mow us down but I saved my friend by pulling her away in the nick of time. We were without clothes. We tried to stop passersby. Several auto rickshaws, cars and bikes slowed down but none stopped for about 25 minutes. Then, someone on patrolling, stopped and called the police.
Even at the hospital, we were made to wait and I had to literally beg for clothes. I asked one ‘safai karamchari’ to give me some clothes or curtains and he asked me to wait. But the clothes never came. I then borrowed a stranger’s mobile and called my relatives, but just told them that I had met with an accident. My treatment started only after my relatives came.” (source)
The body of the 23-year-old woman has been flown back to New Delhi for creation in the city on Sunday morning. Surrounded by tight security, there was a protest march on and cries for justice that surround the entire incident all across India.
The six men involved in the horrible gang-rape incident have been revealed and are due to turn up in court this coming monday.
- Ram Singh, the bus driver, 33 years old
- Mukesh Singh, the bus driver’s brother, 26 years old
- Akshay Thakur, a bus washer, 24 years old
- Vinay Sharma, an assistant gym instructor, 20 years old
- Pavan Gupta, a fruit seller, 19 years old
- Muhammad Afroz aka Raju, the 17 years and eight months old minor
More information on the incident and the men HERE!