A mother who was raped and sexually assaulted as a child by a bus driver in Delhi’s Rohini area is sharing a new account of her horrific ordeal to tell her story and urge Delhi’s police to step up their investigations.
Rajeev Kapoor, who is now 50 years old, was travelling on a bus from Rohini to Thane in south Delhi on December 16, 2013.
His attackers beat him, sexually assaulted him, and then left him for dead in a field.
He was rushed to a local hospital where he spent nine days in intensive care.
When he woke up on January 14, Kapoor found out that his attackers had left the hospital, he was told that they had also raped a 15-year-old girl in the same area, who was also raped.
“It was just after I went to the police station, that a case was registered and a woman named Satya was arrested,” Kapoor told The Hindu.
“I went to a police station on December 18 and lodged a case.
I filed a complaint and then asked the police to come forward.
The police came and they told me that they were investigating.
I was scared that they would come and arrest me.”
In his new account, Kapur says that on December 29, while he was at a bus stop in Rohini, he saw an 18-year old woman with an unidentified man.
The woman told him that he was with her and they were having sex.
“She said that I had not been able to come to my senses and that I was not a man and that she was with another man,” Kapur said.
“Then the other man came to her, raped her and left her.
He also left the girl for dead, and left the woman for dead,” he added.
On December 31, he went to police station and lodged an FIR.
“When I got to the station, I was very scared because the police had not done anything,” he said.
The next day, Kapoo’s wife came to the house to register a complaint.
“We did not want to come out to the media.
We did not know who had committed the crime,” he explained.
After a week of waiting for the police, Kapoos wife approached the police again, this time asking them to take a closer look at the case.
Kapoos complaint was also sent to the district magistrate and a case under section 376(a) of the IPC was registered against the alleged accused.
“But after the magistrate took the complaint, the woman who had lodged the complaint told me, ‘You have filed a false complaint.
I have filed my complaint to the Delhi Police on December 30.
You have filed the complaint but they have not taken any action,'” Kapoor said.
In a statement to The Hindu, Delhi Police said that they have been informed of the case and are investigating the complaint.
Police Commissioner BS Bassi also said, “The Delhi Police has lodged an enquiry and will initiate a formal complaint against the accused.”
On Friday, Delhi’s Crime Branch, the National Crime Branch and the Delhi Crime Squad (DCBS) raided the Rohini-Thane area and arrested four accused.
Kapoor’s wife was also detained and charged under section 304 of the IT Act and section 376 of the CrPC.
Kapoo, however, was not arrested.
The police did not specify what their final conclusions will be, but they are currently conducting a preliminary investigation.
“As far as I am concerned, I am not scared.
I am just trying to bring some justice to the victim and her family,” he told The Indian Express.