27 November, 2020

‘They Tried Throwing Me Out Of The Bus, But I Wouldn’t Allow It’

An exclusive interview with the 28-year-old software engineer who was with ‘Jagruti’

‘They Tried Throwing Me Out Of The Bus, But I Wouldn’t Allow It’

The 28-year-old software engineer who was with ‘Jagruti’ during the gangrape says she told him from her hospital bed that “mujhe sangharsh karna hai (I must fight)”. He gave an exclusive interview to Chandrani Banerjee:

What happened that December 16 night?

I am the complainant and eyewitness to the whole incident. I stand by each word that has appeared in the media. There is no duplication or confusion about any statement. That said, I don’t want to revisit the incident now...it’s etched in my memory forever. The nightmare is yet to end.

How are you faring?

I was treated immediately and discharged. I am on medication. The pain has gone down but I guess it’ll take some time to heal. I am just thinking about her recovery now. I hope it happens fast. I understand that doctors are doing their best and with international medical help she should recover. I have no words to express myself. The incident was traumatic and unbelievable....



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