My Story: I Fought And Escaped Being Raped, The Police Delayed To Register My Complaint And Take Action
The Logical Indian Crew Delhi
September 25th, 2018 / 12:27 PM
Image Credits: Kritika Angirish/Facebook
On the evening of 21st September, around 7 PM, a 30-year-old woman was taking a stroll near Kailash hills in Delhi when she was pulled and harassed by an unidentified man, who later attempted to rape her. A tussle followed, and the woman managed to escape his clutches. Failing to put up with her resistance, the man pushed her aside and escaped, when the woman, a lawyer, managed to click his picture and take a video. Armed with the evidence, she went to the Amar Colony Police Station hoping to file an FIR, where actually the second part of her ordeal began. Through a Facebook post, she has alleged that the police authorities ignored her and were unwilling to register a written diary, and only did so after a lot of delays. The police officers were spending time in leisure and were insensitive to her situation. Later, when she accompanied the police in inspecting the incident spot, the accused was found standing there. Though he was taken to the police station immediately, no arrest was made until it was as late as 2 AM. She has alleged that the police officials took action only after she raised her voice in frustration. Adding to her woes, allegedly her arrest memo was changed the following day, and her signatures were missing from all the documents. The accused was arrested much later and identified as Amar Singh from Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, as per Hindustan Times report.
Here is what the woman had shared on her Facebook wall
“It’s my incident of attempt to rape.
PS – AMAR COLONY.
I reached the police station, went to the women cell, sat and told them. I said I want an FIR and a medical report. I was left alone and at 846 a sub-inspector gave me a white sheet to write a complaint. I said I want a diary entry. I didn’t get one. I was told I will have to wait for a medical report. We went to the park for the incident location inspection and to make the site plan. The park gate was locked. The guards were questioned; the guards told them that this was a menace they had complained about but nothing was done. I insisted that the police officer accompanies me inside the park where the incident happened, to understand how much he dragged me. Didn’t do it. HE HAS TO FUCKING DO IT. He then told the guards who told another guard to get the key. The key came by and then we opened the gate and WOW, that man was standing there, 5 steps ahead.
THE MAN WHO TRIED TO RAPE ME WAS STANDING THERE. I shouted and we caught hold of him. HE FUCKING CAME BACK TO DO THIS TO SOMEONE ELSE. He was taken to the police station but not officially arrested.
WAS HE ARRESTED YET? NO.
WAS THERE A DIARY ENTRY? NO.
WAS THERE AN ARREST MEMO? NO.
He was kept in a room where he continuously stared. I kept asking the officers for my medical. We reached AIIMS at 10ish WITHOUT AN FIR OR RECORD OF MY COMPLAINT.
I have the recordings of the talks the police officers were having while escorting me to AIIMS. I was a victim and it is hideous. will try and share it. I have the pictures of the disgusting situation at AIIMS where I had to get my MLC done. NO WONDER PEOPLE DONT REPORT CRIME. I got free from there at 1130 cause everything in India does not work properly. We reached the station and NOTHING. MY FRIEND JOINED ME OUTSIDE AIIMS. THE POLICE OFFICER COULD NOT WAIT 5 MINUTES FOR HIM TO ARRIVE AND COME IN THE POLICE JEEP WITH US TO THE STATION. The woman officer who should be on duty is calling the other woman officer with me to take my statement over phone cause she was on duty but not on duty. Filed a complaint on that and it is attached.
12:40 AM AND NOTHING. I AM SITTING AT THE STATION LOOKING AT FACES. The officer who should be on duty is eating dinner. I hadn’t had water or dinner. Wasn’t offered any either. I wasn’t offered a room to sit. Nothing. I was outside and nothing happening. The officer was busy eating and strolling and not in uniform. I walked to the SHO room upstairs and told him that nothing has happened. I have the recording of the conversation. Shameful though. He instructed them to file an FIR AND GUIDED THEM TO MAKE AN ARREST MEMO AND FILE A DIARY ENTRY (BACKDATED). His reason was that the sub-inspector didn’t know much as he just came back from probation. The 7 others also couldn’t guide him, I wondered.
I was given a blank arrest MEMO to sign. I refused. I put a date on the diary entry, the correct time when it was entered. AT 1.27 I WENT TO THE SHO AGAIN ASKING FOR AN FIR. NOTHING. I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THE COMPLAINT WITH A NO. Of the FIR. THEY SAID THEY COULDNT FILE IT YET BUT they would file it… They said.
As I was a lawyer, I knew the procedure. I executed the arrest memo and signed the site plan at 1.50ish am. How to get and what to get done. How would any other normal person know that?
2 am nothing. Got a photocopy with shit done after I told the SHO I won’t go without an FIR.
I NEEDED TO GO HOME. THE LADY OFFICER WHO I REQUESTED TO DROP ME HOME ASKED ME TO ASK THE OTHER OFFICER. She even said Bhai to hai pointing at my friend and said he could take me home. I LOST MY SHIT.
I DIDN’T CRY THIS WHOLE PROCESS, WAS CALM AND WAS BEING BULLIED. I LOST MY SHIT.
I had to shout to get dropped home.
I WILL GET my FIR copy TOMORROW.
The system sucks and hope it’s not your known one that suffers through this. Especially not an uneducated timid one.
I have Pictures and recordings. And I want an action.
I refuse to accept these state of affairs and want people answerable.
As I created a noise, things were done.
What if I was a woman crying and scared. Shaken by the incident.
I don’t want anyone else to see these sorry state of affairs. All that money is just going in pockets.
TAG PEOPLE YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT BUT THIS SHIT NEEDS TO STOP.
I WAS SHOUTING TO BE HEARD AT THE END. FRUSTRATED BY HOW A WOMAN OR AN OFFICER COULD NOT UNDERSTAND THE SHIT THAT JUST HAPPENED TO ME.
I won’t stay silent and I want noise. This shit needs to stop. There would be no FIR IF I WAS NOT A LAWYER.
I don’t know how to share the voice recordings but please enlighten me. Fuck the system.”
In a previous Facebook post on the same day, she has recounted the horrific experience she had to face.
“*I’m going to share an unfortunate incident that I want people to share. I want to create awareness. I BEG OF YOU TO SHARE.*
I reached home at 7ish and was frustrated due to xyz reasons. Decided to go for a walk and clear my head. Walking up the lane of kailaish hills towards central park, music in my ears. Trying to feel a little better. Suddenly I felt someone holding me and pulling me inside a park. This park is not easy to enter as it has a two fenced door. This is to make you understand how badly I was dragged. I turned and I tried understanding WTF was happening. In a few seconds, i was inside the park and this man was holding my waist approaching me for some sexual act. I tried to take his hands off and smacked his face hard. IT WAS PITCH DARK AND I DON’T KNOW THIS PARK AT ALL. I CANNOT SEE. I shout at him to stay away and he has dragged me inside. If you enter this park, it curves, I was at that curve and he hit me and he made me fall on the ground. I was on the rocks in the bushes and on the floor. I switched on my flashlight and this man realised I won’t give in cause I was barking at him. While getting up with my flashlight switched on at his face; I finally I got up. I rushed towards him and I held his t-shirt by the collar to see his face with the flash at him; I hit his face hard. I was still shouting at him. He pushed me again and I fell on the bushes and he started to walk away. I clicked his picture and ran after him to catch hold of him. I ran but he escaped the park by climbing up the wall. I chased him but I couldn’t get hold of him. I was deep inside the park during this whole attempt. Thankfully I didn’t cry and kept my calm. I was hurt but I didn’t cry. I was saved from rape cause I hit him and was loud.
The first video is me running behind him and the second video is me trying to escape the park. I was ABOUT TO BE RAPED. This will give you a sense of my moment. All my fears and I had to face them.
My phone was broken, fingers were scratched and my leg was injured cause the rock hit my bone. This all ended at 730ish. I had seen this man’s face cause before hitting him I flashed the light on his face. Red eyes and I knew his face.
I took an auto and I went to the police station at Amar colony. I reached there at 7 40ish.
I STILL WASNT CRYING AND DETERMINED TO FUCK THAT ASSHOLES EXISTENCE. I HAVE A RIGHT TO BE SAFE.
What followed is a shameful event. I will share it in my other post cause it cannot fit here.
I got my FIR number at 2 am but this was not fed in the system and yet to still receive a copy.”
The Logical Indian got in touch with her and she has confirmed that presently the accused is in judicial remand. She has given her statement to the magistrate and also met with the Joint Commissioner of Police.
The police reaction to the incident
The Logical Indian contacted Amar Colony Police Station where the police officer refused to comment on the issue saying they do not recall any such incident taking place.
Written by : Sayantani Nath
Edited by : Abhinav Joshi