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TEHELKA decided to investigate the conduct and approach of Station House Officers (SHOs) and their deputies who are in charge of police stations in the NCR. These cops are the first point of contact for any victim of sexual assault when they have to lodge a complaint.

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Seventeen senior cops of over a dozen police stations across Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad were caught on spy camera blaming everything from fashionable or revealing clothes to having boyfriends to visiting pubs to consuming alcohol to working alongside men as the main reasons for instances of rape. ‘It’s always the woman who is at fault’ was in essence the argument offered by a majority of the cops. Many of them believe that genuine rape victims never approach the police and those who do are basically extortionists or have loose moral values. Others believe that the women from Northeast could never be victims of forced sex as they are invariably involved in the flesh trade. Even more shockingly, some of them are of the view that if a woman has consensual sex with one man, then she shouldn’t complain if his friends also join in. If a woman is doing late hours at the office then she had it coming… and the arguments keep coming.

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When asked about sensitisation in the police, Inspector Sunil Kumar of Delhi Police shrugged away the query, saying rape is anyway the girl’s fault, particularly if she is a ‘Delhi girl’: “If a girl living in Delhi doesn’t want this trauma she will not encourage it. Suppose you are two people and I am a girl dating you both. I am flirting with one person and ignoring you, then after I see you jealous, I come to you. Then one day when he (the other person) is drunk, he might come with two-three friends and ask me to join him. I will then go with him with my wish. In a fit of vindictiveness, he will try to have sex with me, with or without my wish. But first, it is my fault because I courted disaster. No rape can happen in Delhi without the girl’s provocation.”

Delhi-NCR region policemen, Tehelka Magazine 40 Comments [9/17/2012 3:18:01 AM]
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Esquilax

Wow. Just... wow. An actual human being said and did these things. Wow.

9/17/2012 3:25:54 AM

Passerby

Disgrace to the uniform, every god damned one of them.

9/17/2012 4:25:12 AM

UHM

"It's the girls fault, 'coz she looks like a girl!"

Oh, I feel sorry for the women of India that have to live with these disgusting excusses of manhood.

9/17/2012 4:25:59 AM

D Laurier

I thought India was better than this... Guess I was wrong.

9/17/2012 4:38:29 AM

anevilmeme

@Esquilax

Depends what you mean by human.....

9/17/2012 4:47:46 AM

Canadia

Heinously wrong and vile. Please, sirs, replace a few of your arrests with cardiac arrests.

9/17/2012 4:51:43 AM

Doubting Thomas

So then why even have laws against rape? If your police think that women are just a bunch of holes for men to stick their dicks into, you might as well wipe all the rape laws off the books and enjoy the cesspool you created.

And people wonder why the Slut Walk was invented.

9/17/2012 4:55:37 AM

Mister Spak

All these police need to be raped, then surveyed again.

9/17/2012 5:45:02 AM

The Crimson Ghost

So already having a boyfriend invites rape? Good job there guys, continuing to keep India as the filthy dump that it is. Most of it anyway.

And BTW Inspector-I hope your balls melt off like Tarantino's in Planet Terror.

9/17/2012 5:55:45 AM

OhJohnNo

Times like this that I realise just how lucky women in this country (the UK) truly have it.

9/17/2012 6:17:43 AM

Rob aka Mediancat

Inspector Sunil Kumar of the Delhi Police can go take a flying leap into the Ganges. Good grief. There's "blame the victim," and there's, "No, really, it's ALL the victim's fault."

9/17/2012 6:38:19 AM

Horsefeathers

All of the stupid fuckers mentioned in that article need to be taken to the nearest alleyway, shot, and left for the rats.

9/17/2012 6:53:12 AM

fishtank

Can you spell "RAPE CULTURE"? I think you can.

Boooys, the feminists were right. We need to do sth.

9/17/2012 6:59:45 AM

Anon-e-moose

And now you know why the protests - known as 'Slutwalks' - exist. Saw the one held in Berlin on the news the other day; there's one in London soon.

PROTIP: There are men who support the women in these marches. Y'know, Sunil, men. Who possess something that's supposed to be part of the psychological makeup of all normal, decent, civilised men: Self Control.

Says so much about a country's police, when one of it's officers is prepared to shoulder the blame on the victim herself. Ever hear of the police here in the UK, Sunil? They have a Zero Tolerance attitude to rape.

Three words, pal: 'Serve and Protect'.

9/17/2012 7:12:00 AM

dionysus

You are filth. How can you call yourselves policemen when you don't have any concept of justice or basic human decency?

9/17/2012 7:18:12 AM

Reynardine

Republicans. They're everywhere.

9/17/2012 8:05:05 AM

SpukiKitty

You'd think a country where the MAJORITY worships ALL POWERFUL deities like these gals...

....would be a Susan B. Anthony Wonderland....BUT NOOOOOO.....

You guys make Durga-Kali vomit!

9/17/2012 8:58:04 AM

freako104

They should lose their fucking jobs. This is fucking disgusting.

9/17/2012 8:59:57 AM

SpukiKitty

I wished Durga & Kali were literal beings rather that cosmic metaphors so they could appear & put the "slice & dice" on these daityas with badges!

9/17/2012 9:57:48 AM

Anon

May someone call down Pratibha Patil on these idiots.

9/17/2012 11:11:26 AM

John_in_Oz

The only things worse than these rape apologists are the rapists themselves.

9/17/2012 11:25:18 AM

Mech610

Is it bad that every time I read the acronym 'NCR' all I could think was New California Republic?

That being said, these police are not only filth who deserve to rot in the very prisons they send criminals to, but they're a disgrace to the nation of India, their uniforms and to the city of Delhi. I can only hope that Karma will come back to bite them solidly in the ass.

((I'm partial to the idea of Durga-Kali bursting into existence with the sole goal of obliterating them.))

9/17/2012 11:27:58 AM

Papabear

Ha! So much wrong all in one place.

9/17/2012 11:30:52 AM

nazani14

This is hard for me to square with all the people from India I've know through the years. Oh, wait.. the people I know LEFT India.

9/17/2012 11:32:12 AM

checkmate

Interesting, Dehli is just like almost the whole United States was no more than 50 years ago, and like many places in the United States still are to this day, especially the conservative Christian areas.

What's the difference between the mentality in Dehli and mentality of most American Christian fundamentalists? Not much, obviously.

What Inspector Sunil Kumar of Delhi Police said (as quoted above) could have been said by any of the candidates in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, easy. Almost word for word.

9/17/2012 12:11:37 PM
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