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Rapist: "A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy."

Trigger warning: This post deals with sexual assault and murder and may be triggering for victims.

One of the notorious Delhi gang rape perpetrators has blamed the victim for her rape and murder in a shocking new interview.

Mukesh Singh, a bus driver who was sentenced to death on September 2013 for the horrific crimes, told an interviewer for upcoming BBC documentary India’s Daughter: “A decent girl won’t roam around at 9 o’clock at night.”

“A girl is more responsible for rape than a boy,” he added. “About 20% of girls are good.”

He also said women who weren’t home doing housework were to blame for attracting rapists’ attention.

Delhi rapist blames victim
Mukesh Singh has said “A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy.”

The victim, 23-year-old medical student and physiotherapy intern Jyoti Singh, was headed home at night after the movies with a male friend on 16 December 2012 when six males — a 17-year-old boy and five adults — offered the pair a lift on a mini-bus.

The young woman was brutally raped by the group and savagely beaten with iron rods. She died from them thirteen days later in emergency care.

The crime was so horrific, it sparked widespread national and international protests and gained media attention across the world.

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But Singh is apparently without remorse. Speaking from Tahir jail, Delhi in an interview, he insisted that if Jyoti hadn’t struggled and fought back the gang would not have beaten her so harshly.

“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 said.

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He added that if he and other rapists are executed, it will only further endanger rape victims.

“The death penalty will make things even more dangerous for girls,” he said. “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.”

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He also described some disturbing details from the fateful night.

“The 15 or 20 minutes of the incident, I was driving the bus. The girl was screaming, ‘Help me, help me’,” he said.

“The juvenile put his hand in her and pulled out something. It was her intestines …We dragged her to the front of the bus and threw her out.

Delhi rapist blames victim
Filmaker Leslee Udwin making the documentary India’s daughter.Screenshot: India’s Daughter.

The BBC documentary India’s Daughter, by British filmmaker Leslee Udwincentres around Jyoti Singh’s murder and the subsequent massive street protests, which led to tougher laws in 2013 for sexual offenders.

Despite those protests, records show  is committed every 22 minutes across the country of 1.2 billion people, Al Jazeera reports.

Activists say rape remains massively under-reported across the nation due to stigma and police insensitivity to sex crimes.

The documentary, India’s Daughter is broadcast on BBC4 on Sunday March 8, International Women’s Day.

Please note if this post or any of the comments bring up any issues for you, or if you need to speak to someone, please call 1800-RESPECT or the NSW Rape Crisis Centre on 1800 424 017.

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