Hi , i’m Leena Kapoor from NDTV and we are at Tihar jail to interview Randhir Singh who was convicted for raping a 20 year female BPO employee in Bangalore two years back.
Q1- Would you like to tell our viewer about yourself ?
A- I was born in a village 30 km away from Banaras in a poor family . Everyday my father would come home drunk and beat me till I don’t bleed . Now I look back to those days, I have realized that those beating made me a strong person physically as well as mentally. I spent yearly years of my life working as a labor where I would plough the fields for the zamindar. After saving money, I left my village to find better employment in Bangalore. Initially I worked as a worker in construction site. After couple of years, I learnt driving a car and spent next few year working as a chauffeur for a businessman. Finally i found a job as a cab driver for a travel agency which provided services to a BPO company.
Q2- How could you rape an innocent young employee who trusted you to drop her home safely instead you took advantage of her and raped her to satisfy your sexual needs?
A- (With a serious look on his face) It is very easy for you to describe me as a monster since you do not know my side of story. I do not have any regret for my action. You can never understand the rage which drove me to take action against her.
Q3- You talk about rage. Was it your sexual urge or a personal vendetta ?
A- You reporters have a nasty habit of catching every word. The rage was both. I wanted that snob bitch to feel what it feels like to live life inn humiliation. She always treated me like a dirt bag by constantly abusing me.
Female will always remain inferior to men and their place should be in home making food for us. They should NEVER work. It is a men’s job to earn not a women’s job.
Q4- A women should not work. Why ?
A- This globalization and western culture has corrupted our Indian values. It has given too much freedom to women which they are exploiting. Look at the current generation women, look at the way they dress up, they wear tiny clothes and reveal various parts of the body. When a guy ogle and pass sleazy remark they complain about our lack of moral values. We are the victim when they walk wearing those small skirts and revealing their legs.
A men never teased a women who is wearing a saree or a salwar kameez . It is the western culture which is corrupting our new generation.
Q5- You have drifted away from the original question. Would it be wrong if your wife is working since you are serving time in the jail .
A-(pin drop silence) He doesn’t reply. Just stood there like a statue and staring towards the camera.
Q6- (On realizing he won’t answer , she asked him another question) Our constitution provides women freedom and equality. In today’s world, man and women are treated equally. Doesn’t women have the right to wear whatever they want to wear?
A- Women are born to give birth and raise men . They will never be equal to us, we are superior and will always remain superior.
Q7- You are born out of a Women’s Womb. Don’t you respect your mother. What would be your reaction if somebody rapes your mother or your sister. Would you be contempt be happy and satisfied by the act ?
A- Again a pin drop silence but this time he looks down with shame.
Q8- When I talked about your mother and your sister you look down with a disappointment.
The innocent girl whom you raped was somebody’s daughter, she could have been somebody’s wife and she could have been somebody’s mother. You destroyed her . How are you living with this guilt?
A- I don’t have any guilt that women deserved what i did to her.
Q9- Who are you to decide whether she deserved it or not ?
A- I wanted to get even and wanted to teach her a lesson.
Q10- Your lesson ruined her life – Are you happy Mr randhir. You destroyed an innocent girl’s life yet you show no sign of remorse .
A- She deserved it and she was not at all innocent. She would always disrespected and humiliated me.
Q11- You are continuously repeating the word she deserved it . Are you the court to decide who deserve punishment. Who are you ?
A- I’m no one , I’m just a common man who took his revenge.
— We will be back right after a short break.
P. S- I’m a biggest feminist born. I strongly believe a strong message should be sent out to the society so that future generation will remember it and fear to commit such a hideous crime.
P.S – based on Bangalore rape case which happened few years back. No reform can ever happen unless the ideology of a conservative indian men changes.
P.S – I wrote the story in protest for Delhi Rape Case. Ironically, these days no one is talking about the incident.
A politician rightly said “Public memory has a short life”.
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