The times when our country is struggling with the increasing sexual crimes against women, a sting operation by Mirror Now has raised questions about the regressive thought process of men in the police force.
If you are one of us who believes that police would protect you if you ever become a victim of abuse, then this heart-breaking video of Gurugram police will break your myth.
Raising questions about the complicity of our law enforcement, on hidden cameras, you could see several cops in Gurugram blaming women for sexual crimes perpetrated on them.
The sting operation, called ‘Operation Black Khaki’, was conducted by Mirror Now in Gurugram’s Cyber Hub. In this video, you could hear cops sharing their regressive thought process of blaming women for inviting rapes and asking parents to either kill themselves or their daughter for wearing short dresses.
The cop believes that rape is consensual
One of the cops caught on sting claimed rapes aren’t forced, but consensual since “No man is a monster.”
In the video, the cop claims that it is women who “invite” rape. He not only blamed their clothing choices but also questioned their right to stay out till late.
Cop believes Girls’ parents don’t give proper education
Explaining the ‘woman of loose morals’ stereotype, this cop who was expected to save the women from sexual abuse, blames girls and their parents. He shares how parents fail to give their daughters proper education and forget to teach them how to dress properly. As per him, these women have no time for sleeping, eating or studying.
Though the cop confessed to witnessing street sexual harassment, however, that’s not what he called it. He said,
“We have seen that when these girls are walking on the road there are people who tease them or force them inside a car. Then they say crime has happened in front of the cops.”
But, what would break your heart is the fact how he blames women’s clothes and their parents for the increasing rapes across the country. He went on to say that while they can feel the biting winter, he has seen women wearing short clothes. He then described the attire of a woman he spotted at Huda City Center some time ago. He said,
“That dress had a slit up till the waist…You could see both her breasts.”
He further added:
“Her parents should kill themselves or kill her.”
Here’s the video of the sensational sting operation.
While our country is still dealing with how our police failed both Hyderabad veterinarian Disha’s (name changed) and Unnao’s rape victim, this shocking revelation is both scary and disheartening.
Though the accused in Hyderabad veterinary doctor’s rape and murder were killed in a police encounter, how could we forget how cops delayed the process that led to Disha losing her life. As per the victim’s parents the cops, rather than helping them, told them,
“Your Daughter Must-Have Eloped With Someone”
Even in the case of the Unnao rape victim, it was police officers, whose negligence of work, lack of judgment and laxity led to the death of this rape victim.
It is disheartening to see how our police force is failing each and every woman of this country because of their regressive notions. If our authorities, who are expected to safeguard us, blame our parents or clothes for increasing rape incidents, then we have only one question to ask – Are they even capable of doing their job of protecting us?