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By umamanidrahPublished 4 months ago 57 min read

Careful-careful-careful! Walk straight... - Watch out! Come on, start the car.

Drive slowly...avoid the bumps. Dumpy! Huh!

Will this lead to a police case? - No-no.

But we won't spare those girls. Look at what they did.

Listen - are you feeling sleepy? No ma'am. Want me to sit with you and chat? Minal, don't! Falak, he'll bang into someone. - Minal, please.

Please, don't. Just drive. Falak.

Hold him. - Yeah. Hurry UP-

Stop right here, on the left.

I kept on saying let's leave... Was constantly hinting at it

What if something happens to him how?

Sir... Sir... How's he now? He has a head injury. Requires an MRI. - Any damage to his eyes?

We removed the glass shards from his eyes.

By the way, would you like to do a MLC report? MLC'? - Legal procedure. . . Police.

Sir... - No-no-no... right now let's just focus on the patient. Are you sure? Yeah. Please focus on the patient.


Yeah... Hello, Ankit. Listen ...There was an incident.

In Surajkund. Rajvir is hurt. He needed stitches. He was bleeding.

I...l am sending you our location.

Maybe you could speak to the Home Secretary... Consider it done. - Thank you. Thank you.

Finish your tea. Bhandari - Sir.

What happened yesterday? We don't know for sure, sir. Call him.

Who is it? - Uncle.

Hello, uncle. Ankit here Yeah...get Viru on the phone.

Well...Rajvir can't talk now. happened on Sunday night.

Stitches? Yes. . ..couple of them.

Any injury to the eye? - Yeah yeah... aah well We'll know once the bandages are taken off.

Who were they? Who? Well...

Uncle. know, aah...

Don't worry, uncle. The situation is under control. Yeah... I'll tell him to call you back.

Yes...I'll tell him.

How was your day? - Hi. Good. You had dinner? - I am so hungry. What do you want to eat?

What? What is it?

Hello - Hello, uncle. Don't you own flat no. 203 at Sarva Priya Vihar?

Yeah... but who is this? What is the matter? is about your tenants

...tell those girls to settle the rent and shift out. What are you getting at son.

What am I getting at?! I am just saying - they are not decent girls. Just throw them out

Listen I know them pretty well. They've been living there for more than 2 years now. I understand...

But you don't get it, do you? That's all I am saying, did you understand Mr. Kasturilal? Hello! Hello!

Coffee? I'm going to take a bath.

There's no point in avoiding the conversation.

What's done is done. I am sure they have moved on, we should move on too.

It is not that simple Minal. His eye...

And...this can lead to a criminal complaint. Are we going to think about this everyday and worry ourselves to death?

We'll go mad like this. She's right. Let's just forget the whole thing.

Will they forget it?

It's been four days since anyone has even smiled here. Fine, go ahead. Smile. Smile, Andrea.

Should I? - Yes... Sure? - Yeah...laugh. Feel free. Laugh.

Are you sure? Absolutely - Look, don't yell at me later. I won't...Go right ahead. You'll join in.

Come on... Don't do it.

Your turn Andrea - No, don't...

Hello, uncle. Just a second please. It is Mr. Kasturilal - l-low come'?

So uncle, what brings you here today... - Just like that. Why? Am I not allowed in here?

We didn't meant that In fact, I like making this sugary watery, apology of a tea for you.

Is everything okay, dear? Yes... Sure?

Why are you asking? - Well...did something happen?

What? - No... ls someone troubling you... person or making calls at odd hours? No, uncle... - There's been no such thing...

So is everything okay? - Yes, uncle... Absolutely.

So...may I take your leave then? - Yeah... See you again on the 7th for the rent then! - Sure!

God bless!

Bye uncle.

How did he know'? I have no idea.

Will the cheque be issued in the name of the trust? - Yes.

I had a nominee!!! Yeah that would have been nice.

Think about it then. I am ready...even now.

Stop. Stop- Uncle... - It's okay...he's fine. Come on, uncle. Get up.

Are you hurt? You're hurt! Someone get him some water.

Who was that guy on the bike? He just knocked you down and sped away. I am fine, son. This thing has just been junked.

Have some water...I'll take care of the scooter. Don't worry about it. Are you sure you are okay? - Yes, fine.

Get a rickshaw for him. Come on. Auto. Amar Colony. You are at Amar Colony, right? Amar Colony... - Amar Colony is walking distance...

Who asked you Smarty? Why don't you take another rickshaw? Shithead - Have a heart - it's a hit-n-run case.

Take care uncle. Just one more thing what we discussed.

The thing over the phone... ...Remember?

Just ask those girls to vacate your house! In fact, do it today. They are trouble.

They quarreled over rates with my buddies. One of my friends got hurt badly...

Just throw them out, okay. I'll call you back. Please!

Let's go Here you go Your bag


Hello Yes, Mr. Kasturilal He had called earlier also That guy - I couldn't bring myself to...

But he was saying throw them out - they are no good

I didn't want you kids to worry but then... When I was on my way back... A biker knocked me down.

And then they came pretending to help but warned me again

What's happening, dear? I just don't understand. I'll call you back, Mr. Kasturilal. I'll tell you everything.

Are you okay though? Yes, dear. I am fine. But just tell me what's going on? I'll tell you everything, I'll call you right back.

Sure, dear.

You should be careful.

Stop here.

I don't believe this, Falak. Everything happened so quickly, we thought...

No you just didn't think, Falak. We thought...

If you really had given it a thought... would've never gone with them, Falak. Alone... to their room. Weird idea of having fun

I can understand Minal doing this, but...

What do you mean? Minal doing this? Look, Falak...l can either be truthful or liberal.

What do you want me to be? I didn't come here for a discussion on the right or wrong of it.

I came because I just wanted to be held...

What did the doctor say? Viru?

Can't you see for yourself? What's the doctor going to say anyway?

Once I lay my hands on that Minal... - We will get her. Shouldn't be difficult! Just wait and watch.

Why are you always so aggro? - Point being? You weren't even there! So. - Stop provoking Rajvir them. Pussy! - This isn't about being machol.

Vishwa, shut up! Why? Why are you always so shit scared? Stop the car...l want to talk to them.

About what? Shut him up first.

Hello. Minal - Who is this? How does it matter? - Meaning? Who is this?

I mean...the issue is you hurt my friend. He's going to lose an eye...and you're going to pay for it.

How...l am sorry... ...but the thing is... the situation Shut started everything.

No one forced you... you came there on your own...decked up. So...l mean yeah... I... I got angry.

Really? But now he's angry. And I am angry. So we'll have some fun with you. Get ready to be humiliated.

I see...then stop threatening me over the phone. Try it in person then we'll talk!

Trouble is - If I do show up... you'll beg me to go away. I am bored you coward.

So stop talking and come and show me what you can do. Hello?

Hello? Agree! She does ask for it! So we will deliver! It is going to be fun!

You could've taken my calls. Or sent me a text - I didn't want to bother you.

But I just couldn't think straight today... I thought maybe if I talk to you I'll get some clarity.

You guys are already... ...doing the right thing. Don't be apologetic

And Minal should go right ahead and file a complaint with the cops.

What? - They are here. Who's here? - They are here...we've to go. Let's go. - Okay-okay.

Not only did they call. But they've also incited Sinha and Gupta from the resident association... ask you guys to leave. But you don't need to worry. You can continue living there .

If the entire managing committee objects ...what will you do? We'll cross the bridge when we come to it

I feel guys should do something. File a complaint with the police. Uncle, we don't want to escalate this matter.

What's wrong? It was a very good show. People are waiting outside to meet you.

Hurry UP- Sis... - Huh!

Nothing. I'll come. Come soon.

Minal, is everything ok'? You seem very off today?

It is such a mess, isn't it? You don't know how well connected these guys are. all are girls after all. I mean...if this thing goes on, who will be more humiliated?

There's no need for this. Let's compromise.

Look I'll be with him tomorrow. Call up and apologise. ...even if you don't mean it.

Just say 'sorry' and end it here. Move on.

Let's just finish it here.

So madam... the incident took place in Surajkund, right? - Yes.

Then you need to file the case there But the threatening calls have been made here. ...Sure you want to file a case against them? - Yes.

Look, once we start investigating have no idea what it will lead to?

Your routine will go for a toss I mean...if you file a report...'ll have to come down to the police station every day.

The boy must have bled a lot though. So... even he has a case.

...Anyway let me take it down. - Sir, why don't you just give them a warning?

We can warn them, of course. But she will be charged too. You assaulted him madam.

Right? And if we file an FIR... then everyone will know,

that you were drunk too... right?

Sir... - Quiet! Yes, madam. Sorry.

Go ahead. But the threats on the phone...

Don't worry about the means nothing.

Thank God... In fact I am so happy that... ...nothing happened to you that night. You're absolutely safe.

What if something had happened... You know what, I am actually quite upset with you. A decent girl like you...

...doesn't go outwith such boys! Does she? You went into the had fun...

...cracked jokes...drank... You asked for it... But later the feminist brigade comes after us!

Candle marches and all...! And claim girls are not safe. Look I've a suggestion... sleep over it tonight.

Take her advice... she looks experienced in such matters . Please help her out, madam.

And we are always here to help.

Some more tea? ...No? Soda? This is absurd.

You should've talked to me before. I thought everything will be fine after a while but...

One sec

Hello. Pradeep. L-low are you'?

I am fine, thank you. Listen, who's ACP South?

Actually, you didn't file a FIR in Surajkund that day. So now we can lodge a zero FIR in New Delhi.

Okay? Okay, sir, but then what'?... Once you lodge this, I will put pressure on them.

We'll see to it that the boys stop. Not to worry, relax.

You went ahead and filed a police complaint. And didn't even check with us? Was it for you to make that decision?

Don't you know how the oops work Minal'? Can we trust them?

And can Vishwa and company be trusted? Look Falak you know what these guys are capable of... That's why.

I want to end this, but you guys... So what should I do? Tell me. Take my complaint back? Apologise?

Fall at their feet? Tell me what to do? Minal, ...why are we here'?

For world... To lead a normal life! Not to get involved with some police business.

If my dad finds out about this... He's going to be so tensed...

Look, I don't want to apologisel?

Fine, I'll do it! They threatened Andrea... ...who knows what they can do tomorrow. And all this nonsense will stop?!

I think we shouldn't compromise, I... - Minal, please... Please don't complicate things.

I'm calling Vishwa tomorrow and putting an end to this.

She was in tears. She apologised also - Very good.

Good beginning. The end will be even better. You rattled her enough What else do you want?

Should I say... - Dude, what's your problem ya... You weren't even present. If I was - this would never have happened. And

I am just following traditions. One needs to show women their place.

You don't want to end this? Should I say no? - Yes. You don't want an apology?

It's Falak. Should I answer? Hello...Vishwa...Hi!

Falak. - Yeah, Falak. You'd said...that we could work out a compromise... - Yeah.

Viru's right here...

See, Falak... I don't have any issues with you. Where is Minal - Rajvir. Look...whatever happened that day, it was in the heat of the moment.

Can we just... - I thought I told you... I don't have a problem with you Don't interfere... give Minal the phone

Yeah, but I had already spoken to Vishwa, we'll Falak, where is that ***** Minal, I want her to apologise.

Period! Rajvir, please... Please don't talk like that. Look...don't lecture me on morality.

Get that ***** on the line, now! Don't you get it ...l don't have a problem with you.

But I do! With you, with your language... with your filthy mind.

What do you think? That we called you out of fear... Minal should have hurt both your eyes.

You just wait and watch now. You'll be rotting in prison soon!

You sure it's her number? - Yeahhh...

Ma'am, the boss wants to see you. - OK.

Yes, sir. - Sorry... This is awkward...

Look Falak, we're an image-conscious company. And my boss, Tushar Singhal has just... - I don't Know...

I don't know whose... I understand... but with this merger... I don't know about this.

Look, Why don't you... Take a few days off... go on a leave. know, look for prospects... This is...

You know how it is.

Yes, sir. I do know how it is.

Sir...can you please ask the accounts to clear my dues?

I'll do that.

Don't let go. Hold her. Hold her.

You made a mistake! You shouldn't have gone to the cops.

Listen... Deer Park...back gate...20 meters, going North.

I got it...North...South... l-low many times are you going to repeat the same thing'? You don't even have the registration number?

But I described the vehicle. Yes, and we have forwarded that info. But we haven't found any such car.

She's cold Go ahead... call for help. Help! Help!

Help! Help!

Listen to me... Now why're you begging'? Remember the challenging tone over the phone?

Let me go! Dumpy... I won't report this.

Just let me go, I'll forget everything - I see. But I want you to remember this.

You should realise what you've done. Let me go, please...l am sorry.

Leave me... - No-no-no-no... No, you're not sorry, you're a proud *****.

Yeah... who wants to go first? Hello - will your over-efficient police do something now? Amod.

Or should I step out after taking my meds? Deepak... Sehgal!

North... they abducted her headed North I am sorry.

North, yes... Back gate...going North. - Yeah...l got it. North, I got it.

Let me go, please Please... You guys are so stuck up...

***** you got a coin on you? Dumpy, pat her down!

Deepak, we checked with Hauz Khas, Saket and all the other police stations. No such incident has been reported.

Let me go. Go slow man, what's the hurry?

She's getting turned on, we don't want her to have fun. We want revenge. Let me go. Stop the car!

Let me go! Don't tell anyone about this...

This was just a curtain raiser! Okay? Catch you later.

Now get out!

Where were you? Minal'?

Minal, what's wrong'? Falak. Minal.

Are you okay'? Minal. Minal.

What happened? Are you okay'? Minal. Are you okay'?

Get a towel - quick!. Minal. Come and sit here.

Come and sit here.

Take off your jacket.

Are you okay'?

Just one option left. Let's leave this place.

Yes, Shaukeen - Jai Hind, sir. Sir, we just received a harassment complaint.

So we will have to investigate. Fine, go ahead, what's the problem? is against Ranjit Singh's nephew!!!

The guy from South Delhi? - Yes. I'll call you back. - Jai Hind, sir.

Sir, this is JCP Amod... Sir, someone's filed a complaint ...against Ranjit Singh's nephew in Surajkund.

Molestation. Right, sir.

Where did this happen? - Surajkund! Who all were there? - Me, Vishwa and Dumpy.

What about him? He was with you in Patiala.

And the girls? One's from Delhi, another's from Lucknow...

...And the third from Arunachal or maybe Sikkim. You mean the north-east.

Leave. Viru, stay.

Grow up! Stop hanging around with these kids!

Does a Minal Arora stay here'? - Yes. Second floor!

We're from Surajkund Police Station. Yes? So has our FIR been filed? - Which one of you is Minal?

Me! Follow me - Why? S.H.O ma'am wants to speak with you. Let us talk here.

But she's downstairs!!! Don't just stand there, let's go.

I'll be right back. No wait! Just let go of my arm.

Fine... Minal Arora'? - Yes. You need to come with us.

Ma'am, let's go up and talk. No. What is the problem? - Get in.

We've a warrant to take her in. Mukesh - She's been charged under section 307. 'Attempt to Murder'. And we've been searching for her for a week.

What? But we... we filed the complaint. She's been charged under section 307. We'll talk at the police station - No...

But we... We just want to talk. I haven't done anything... We filed the complaint. No, but... - We just want to talk.

Where are you taking me?

Come to Surajkund Police Station... - Where are you taking her? Minal...

This is bound to happen if you let such girls rent out.

Excuse me... You had said that the S.H.O will be here by 11 It's 12 now.

We'll inform you once she's here. But can we... - Please wait outside

Yes, dear...l am here Where are you?

Madam is going to be late. You can't sit here after 6 pm.

But... how long are you going to hold her'? Let me see her once. Stop wasting your time, madam.

There's nothing you can do here. Go and arrange for the bail instead.

It's 8:30 already... who knows whether she's coming at all. Uncle, you should go. We'll wait.

But dear... how can I just leave'? She's... she is here.

Come. Ma'am, can we please...

Rajesh, let them meet her for a bit. Thank you, ma'am - Thank you.


Are you okay, dear? - Papa... Go home.

Please Papa, go home.

What are they saying? They say we should apply for bail.

We already showed her the warrant. Your daughter's been charged for 'Attempt to Murder'. What if the boy had died?

By the way, she's a prostitute, I hope you know that. What crap? - Shut up.

Or I'll have you thrown out. They won't admit it but they are the co-accused.

Here's your copy of the FIR.

I told you to be careful. Where's the paper? - What paper?

Paper... the copy of the complaint... Yeah but why do you want it?

I just want to... What is the charge? Show me the complaint?

So... Minal... at the police station, and you're Falak...

...And she's Andrea. Charges are section 320 with 324...

...causing grievous injury. Section 307... Attempt to Murder! Attempt to Extort and Prostitution.

They took her in on a Friday so she that doesn't get bail immediately. We can't get bail anyway...

They said it's a non-bailable of fence - Pen... You got a pen'?

Hire a lawyer... on Saturday. And tell him to go to the Session judge's home... ...and put in an emergency bail plea.

Yes, emergency bail plea. By the way... women and minors can get bail...

For a non-bailable of fence. Yes.

Falak... Take a look at this!

Not possible... not possible at all. Mr. Kumar? Hold on... hold on a minute. Yes ma'am. I told you to come on Monday.

It will be done. I'll help you get bail on Monday. Will you get it done on Monday? - And don't forget... - Of course. And you do have my number! - Yes.

Minal. Come on. Get in. Come on, shut the door.

Minal... we've met another lawyer. We'll get you out by Monday.

That place reeks of urine, Falak. I feel pukish all the time

They were using a legal term. Consultation... Conference... - Blocking fees.

Yes-yes-yes, sir. So everyone has refused.

But there is a lawyer who is willing to represent us - Who? Some Kumar!

So what do we do?

Mr. Sehgal... ...we are very scared.

I've never seen Minal so helpless before. She's a very brave girl.

Mr. Sehgal... ...will she make bail?

We're normal working girls, Mr. Sehgal.

They are insane... What?

I am on medication.

I can't handle this... ...this trial.

What trial?

You're running a temperature Madam! Madam!

Who is it, Andrea?

Getting bail was the least of your worries. We must prepare for the trial properly, here...

Sign this affidavit Thank you.

The hearing is on the 15th. You all must be ready.

Silence please! Please stand! Case no. 541; State Vs. Minal Arora!

Prosecution may proceed. Sir... A few of our key laws were passed to protect...

...our women from repression And some... ...existing laws were strengthened.

For example, the laws against rape, dowry... etc etc! Unfortunately... ...some women have now begun misusing them

...targeting innocent, decent men. Resorting to blackmail and extortion. And that's precisely what has happened in this case as well.

On the night of March 1st, Minal Arora and others... ...met Rajvir Singh and his friends at a Rock Concert...

...and tried to be friendly. Later...when Rajvir Singh invited them over to RS resort for dinner... good faith, they... ...offered to establish sexual relations with the boys in exchange of money.

At first Rajvir was intimidated and later he clearly refused. Minal threatened... get him arrested on false charges of rape unless he paid up. But Rajvir still refused. That's when Minal attacked him.

The attack was totally unprovoked and vicious. Later she fled from the scene of crime along with her friends.

Sir, this is clearly a case of 'Attempt to Extort', 'Soliciting ...under Section 320 to be read with 324...

...and 'Causing grievous injury' and under section 307 'Attempt to Murder'.

And that is all... your honor. M r. Deepak.

Mr.Sehgal. Yes, your honor. - Opening arguments, please.

Sir, let me make it clear the police has no case... Mr.Deepak, can you... please speak louder?

Sir, I was saying... ...the police has no case, it's a case of vindictive litigation.

The actual charges that can be made are.. ...section 354 'Outraging the modesty of a woman'...

...Rajvir Singh did that to my client Minal Arora... Surajkund's RS Resort.

But the Police acted under Rajvir Singh's influence... ...ignored my client Minal Arora's complaint and...

...filed a charge sheet against her on the basis of Rajvir Singh's complaint.

The second charge is section 503 to be read with 506. 'Criminal Intimidation.'

These boys were constantly threatening... ...and intimidating my client ever since that incident.

And in order to hide their crimes, they committed two more. Section 340 'Wrongful Confinement'.

Ankit Malhotra and Raunak Anand aka Dumpy, along with two of their friends...

...held my client inside a car...and raped... I mean, molested her. Anything else? - Sir'?

Is that all? - Yes, sir. Mr. Parashant? First I would like to call upon the investigating officer... Sarla Premchand.

On what basis did you file the final charge sheet, officer? Sir, I had received the complaint from the boys long ago.

Being a lady officer, and since this case involved women... ...I chose to do a detailed investigation instead... ...of taking direct action - Right.

And I found out that these girls... ...were present at RS Resort during the incident. But I didn't find any substance in their FIR

So why didn't you arrest Ms. Arora immediately? Sir, she was absconding. So, without a confession from her... did you conclude that she was the one who assaulted Rajvir? When we carried out an investigation after the complaint...

...the manager and waiter from the resort testified against her. Right. Did you recover the bottle used in the assault? - Yes, sir.

Exhibit 'PW 1/1', sir. Minal Arora's fingerprints are on it.

That's all. Mr. Deepak, would you like to cross-examine her? - No, your honor.

I would immediately like to call upon Dr. Uday! L-low intense was the attack'?

If the bottle hadn't shattered... ...the blunt-force trauma would've probably killed Rajvir Singh. It was quite a deep cut.

The bottle was swung at him with a lot of force. If the glass shards had pierced a critical artery or thereabout...

...Then Rajvir could've lost his life? Yes. That's all, your honor. Mr.Deepak, cross? - No cross, your honor.

In order to prove my point, I would like to call upon... ...Mukesh Kumar, a waiter at RS Resort. Is she the one who attacked Rajvir? - Yes.

Can you describe the series of events? Well, at first they all looked calm and relaxed. They were chatting and laughing.

But one look at their clothes and body language... ...and I told the manager that these are no respectable couples... And that he should ask them to leave.

Or they won't leave before dawn. Such girls... - But I was wearing normal clothes. Do not speak out of turn!

No, but you can't guess such things just from people's clothes. Why else would they go with the boys to their rooms?

Think about it. And what's more, each girl was going alone with a different guy. Who went first? - The one with the specs

But sir, I just went to use the washroom... - Mr. Sehgal. Please explain court procedure to your clients.

What happened next? A little later I suddenly heard screaming and yelling. When I went to take a look, she was running away...

...and this gentleman's face was covered in blood - That's all, your honor. Mr. Deepak - No cross, your honor.

Sir... Why aren't you questioning anyone? Next I would like to call upon manager Ramakant Vijay.

When you were entertaining your guests... the restaurant, what did you hear Minal telling Rajvir'?

Sir, how can I repeat such things in front of so many people'? I can understand your hesitation. But the court doesn't have that much time. So please be quick.

Sir, they were talking about... doing things... ...that boys and girls do in private. I happened to be near the table when I overheard... - Sir, he's lying.

You will get your chance. But I never said anything like... - Mr. Deepak! Minal, the honorable Judge is saying that you'll get a chance to defend yourself.

Just sit down and be quiet! Would you like to cross-examine him? - No, cross your honor.

Minal Arora, please take the stand.

The charges against you are quiet serious...

...Do you have anything to say? Sir...they are all lying.

You can go. Please write that the accused has pleaded not guilty.

Let's are you today?

Good. ...So this is done... this is okay.

Doctor, I want to go home.

Deepak... Deepak!

L-low are you'? Have you been taking your medicines?

What? Sarah wants to go home.


So...Andrea Tariang, are you from the North-East? - Yes, sir.

Where exactly in North-east? Manipur - Meghalaya. Please tell the court how long have you been in this profession'?

Objection...nothing of this sort has been proved in the court. In order to prove my point, it's important that I question her, Mr. Sehgal.

L-low long have you been soliciting'? - This is a lie. I do nothing of this sort! I am don't have to...

It's not necessary to answer that. Sir, I work in an event management company. I am being wrongly accused.

Then why did you go to the other room with Dumpy that night? I went to use the toilet.

But you spent quite some time in the room!! Yes, but... - I don't want an explanation, ma'am! I just want an answer, a clear cut answer!

Yes, I was there for some time. - You were there. So, when you went into the room to use the washroom... ...who shut the door?

I don't remember - No? You did! The CCTV cameras installed for security purposes...

...clearly show Dumpy entering the room first...then you... And you shut the door.

Maybe I did. - That's all, your honor. I would like to cross-examine Andrea

So Andrea... you're from the North-East.

Meghalaya. 'Megha.' Clouds! Mountains! Beauty! Music...and football!

L-low is this relevant, Mr. Deepak'? I thought it is. Mukesh Kumar wasn't ever asked whether he's from Rajasthan.

Sarla Premchand wasn't asked if she happens to be from Haryana. No one asked the Doctor or even Ramakant Vijay... so, I thought that

if Mr. Prashant is specifically asking Andrea, there must be some relevance. Sir, I feel as a North-Eastern girl...

...I am being harassed more than the average Indian girl on the street.

So... Andrea, what was the reason for going into the other room? Rajvir said the flush wasn't working in his room.

So he told me to go to the other room. Did you verify this? - No, but it was Rajvir's room.

And he told me to go to the other room. What could I have done? Why didn't you go alone? - Rajvir said that the room was locked.

He told Dumpy to open it for me. And he just followed me to the other room. Why did you shut the door and not him?

I didn't think clearly, I was in a rush.. he was switching the lights on.

It was instinctive - Fair enough. Then why did you stay behind? What were you doing?

Answer me...the court wants to know. First I used the bathroom. Then, when I came out of the bathroom... ...he had already switched off the lights.

I called out his name a few times, I was scared to step out of the loo. And then I heard him laughing inside the room.

And then he started touching me. Then he pushed me onto the bed...and he started touching my...

He touched my...

That's all, your honor. Mr. Prashant, it seems quite clear why Andrea went into the room...

...and why she stayed for so long etc. etc. But I do get your point. And your point leads me to the making of 'A girl's safety manual'.

A girl should never go anywhere with a boy alone.

Not to a resort... and definitely not to use the bathroom.

Because by her doing that, people presume... ...that since she has willingly come there...

they have been issued a license to touch her inappropriately.

Rule no. 1! Let's not moralize unnecessarily , Mr.Sehgal.

Let's talk about facts. Sir, I would now like to call upon Raunak Anand aka Dumpy.

Raunak Anand, please come! Dumpy Anand, did you go with Andrea to the other room that night?

Yes, I did. ...And the two of you remained inside for quite some time - Yes, we did.

What were you two doing inside for so long? Sir... Sir, how can I say such things publicly?

Take a guess - He's lying! Be quiet!

Sir, she told me that Minal will talk to Rajvir about the money. I was quite scared, sir.

Because she started kissing me, and unbuttoning my shirt. I tried to stop her, reason with her.

Right Dumpy Anand, but why should the court believe ...that you resisted? After all you look like a fairly healthy young man.

And Andrea is a very pretty girl. You were inside a room with a pretty girl... ...and yet you did nothing. In fact, you resisted.

All this is very difficult to believe! Sir, because I have a girlfriend. I am committed to her.

And I come from a very decent family, sir - I object. To what? - To this awkward performance.

He's over-acting! Sir, he's uttering nonsense. He was flirting with her the whole night!

And the poor girl was trying to ignore him all the time! I would like to call upon... co-accused, Falak Ali. She seems to have a lot to say.

Are you the only breadwinner in your family? Yes.

I am sure your brother's treatment is quite expensive. I mean after all he's a special child.

Yes. L-low much does your tour job pay'? RS.40,000! Rs.40,000! And what do you get in-hand?

30,000 - 30,000! Any loans? A personal loan... and a home-improvement loan.

Home-improvement loan! Then I guess you're always in the need of money.

Yes, I am but... - Any other financial support from anyone? No... Sir, I am... I am not getting whatever it is that you're hinting at.

Naturally... I just wanted to establish ...that you're perpetually in the need of money...

...and you have no other source of income. But... - Now let me clarify as to why I wanted to establish this... For that...

...I would like to call upon Rajvir Singh. Rajvir Singh, please come. Please describe the series of events that took place in RS resort!

Well, that night we happened to be at a rock show and... - Objection! But he hasn't even begun!

We all know Rajvir Singh, that you did your schooling... ...from a top international school.

After that you had the opportunity to pursue Engineering... ...but you opted for Economics.

First you studied at the local University... ...and joined King's College, London.

To study Economics. I can understand that this will be very difficult for you...

...but, can you take your hands out of your pocket?

Sure. Sir, they first saw us at the rock show. Later they became very friendly with us and we got along quite well.

Did it make you suspicious considering you hadn't met before'?... No sir, I didn't get suspicious at the rock-show.

I just thought they are the friendly type. But I started having doubts at the resort, once they started dropping hints.

What kind of hints? Like...'let's split up, you can give us something... ...and we'll all have a good time'.

Even then they weren't being blatant? - No, sir. But later when they were a few drinks down, they came to the point.

Which was? - That we can have more fun if we pay up. More fun? Please be more specific. Sir, I was already suspicious when they took us to separate rooms.

And you panicked and later... - Objection. Mr.Prashant, why call him to the stand at all...

...when you are so Keen to record your own testimony Mr.Prashant, please don't lead the witness. - Sir... At the resort, Minal made a drink for me.

Then she started touching me. In fact even I responded, I went with the flow. Later she asked me for money and I was shocked.

I panicked... when I realized that these girls are soliciting So I asked her to leave. I said I am not interested - Right.

But she said doesn't matter... must pay me. Or else I'll start screaming that you're trying to rape me.

But you still refused to pay her. - Yes sir. Then? - Then she pushed me. She attacked me with the bottle in her hand.

That's all, your honor. - I need to question him. Rajvir Singh, you just said that she dropped some hints.

What kind of hints? She was being very frank, smiling at me, touching me while talking to me.

Oh... you've finished? - Yes. You said she was smiling during the conversation and touching you at times.

So... basically that becomes the making of Rule no. 2...

...of the 'Girl's Safety Manual'. No girl should 'ever' talk to a boy ' while smiling'..

...or 'touch him'. Because he'll take that as a hint.

Her 'smile' will be considered a 'yes', and... ...what is 'natural human behavior' can make her seem 'characterless' to him.

That's her - Right? The Surajkund girl! - Yeah, that's her.

I am being honest, sir. I've seen it with my own eyes, and so have Residents' Association members. Boys do come to their apartment often.

That will be all, your honor. Mr. Gupta, about the boys...

Could they be their friends? Maybe - maybe not, Mr.Sehgal. What do they do inside?

Didn't you ever try to peep in? L-low can I peep into someones home'? So you never saw them taking money from those boys...

...or sleeping with them... - No, but... There's no room for a 'but' in a 'no', Mr. Gupta,

Your honor, Mr. Gupta and Mr. Sinha... ...from the residents' association are merely presuming things. But they have made an important point.

These girls do come back late. In our society, clearly the clock determines a person's character.

When girls walk down the road alone at night... slow down, windows get rolled down...

But no one thinks of this great idea during the day. Never! Do you have your own house in Delhi?

Yes - Where? In Karol Baug - Right, Karol Baug. And your parents live there! So why did you leave home then...

...and start living on rent with these girls? Sir, I am a working woman. My dance shows would sometimes go on till very late...

...and my parents would often get disturbed once I was home... ...that is why -Not to disturb them? Or to freely carry on with your trade? Now...

...thousands of independent girls work till late... ...and live peacefully at home.

What makes you an exception?

That's Minal. Andrea.

This is Falak.

Eat - Thank you.

The next hearing is on the 29th.

Where did you meet these boys... ...and under what circumstances?

We met at a rock show. I already knew Vishwa from school.

He introduced us to Rajvir and Dumpy. So you knew one of them from school...

...and that's why you went with them. Did anyone of them say anything odd...

...which could've changed your decision of going with them?

No! No, sir. We thought we were safe with them.

Then? Since they kept on insisting... ...we decided to have dinner before heading home.

Ms. Minal, were you smiling and being extrafriendly'?

I was normal - What? I was normal - Normal! Food, drinks, normal, Smiling.

If they were such excellent hosts, Ms. Minal... ...then why do such a thing?

You hit him on his head with a bottle. Why? Sir, he grabbed me!

Wouldn't let go! I don't know what came over me. Can't really explain.

But sir, it is a disgusting feeling... ...when someone touches you without your will.

And I lost it.

I am really sorry that he got hurt so badly. Unintentionally.

But who wouldn't react if touched in that manner? Forcibly.

Need I say anything more, your honor? Note it down.

"Minal Arora says Rajvir Singh tried to outrage my modesty..."

"...and I did so to protect myself." Mr. Prashant, cross - Yes.

Drama! Drama! Drama! The theatrics continue your honor.

You managed some thoughtful editing. Let me talk about the bits you left out.

L-low much did you demand'? Objection! - Mr. Prashant, careful.

Sir, it's difficult for me to accept the fact... ...that a girl would go to a boy's hotel room...

...just because she knows him a bit. Which decent girl goes to a resort with strangers?

Sir, I thought they were decent guys but I agree it was a mistake.

It wasn't a mistake, ma'am. It was a calculated move! - No! Yes.

You just said that you thought those boys were safe. What did you mean by that? I mean, I didn't think they were aggressive - You didn't.

You didn't think they will try and hurt you?

Yes - Decent boys. Yes, but. Then you must have also thought...

...that these boys are also a bit flamboyant and rich. They might be interested. And it will be easy to brow beat them.

So you won't really have a problem in extorting them. But that didn't happen. They weren't interested. And there was no walk over either.

That's why this happened. You didn't go with them because they insisted... ...or because they invited you to dinner.

By then we had become friends It takes years to make friends, Ms. Arora.

Acquaintances - Huh? We got acquainted - That's exactly what I am saying... ...that you just got to know that Rajvir is from a rich.

Sir, at that time I didn't know that they are rich or well-connected. Well, let's agree for a moment that you went there without any ulterior motive.

Just for dinner. Then why did you start drinking?

They offered us a drink and we had one.

Thank God for once you didn't claim that you were forced. Sir...we've submitted a photograph.

For the record, she is seen making her own drink. Luckily, this was captured on Dumpy's phone.

Sir, the table was too small - Yes. Rajvir asked me for the bottle.

It was out of his reach, so I poured a drink for him. Point to be noted, your honor.

She made a drink for Rajvir on her own. This means she had started planning things even before she went to his room.

Sir, the bottle was out of his reach, so. Are you sure you had just one drink? One drink - Huh!

At the restaurant. And one - One? In the room - Yes.

Out in the restaurant... struck an obscene conversation with Rajvir... which the manager is a witness.

What was that about? - I don't remember. You don't? Then let me remind you.

You were describing a sexual act.

Were you describing different sexual acts... ...and how much you charge for each'?

How I remember, he cracked a joke, and so I told him one and...

Joke, what joke? Mr. Prashant, what is this? Sir, let us hear the joke.

She's just bluffing so I want to call her bluff. I am not lying. Then tell us the joke; what is the problem?

If the description is close to what the manager described ...we will believe you.

I can't - Why? Oh you can't cook one up? It was slightly risqué and cracked in private. It is difficult to do this publicly.

That's exactly my point, your honor. When a girl can't even tell a risque joke in public... will she admit that she went there to solicit? Naturally she will say that she was there for drinks and dinner.

But the court should realize that... ...she went there with guys... ...who were almost strangers to her.

As for her guilt we can't depend on her statement. We'll have to rely on other evidence and testimonies.

For example this video evidence...

...will prove the charges.

In the first clip from camera no.1, Falak comes out... ...and then all the three girls come together.

They have a conversation. Arrive at a decision and a price.

Minal goes back in with the two.

Now in the second clip from camera no.2, Andrea comes outwith Dumpy...

...and they head towards room no. 503, which was Dumpy's room. Dumpy opens the room, switches on the lights...

...and Andrea shuts the door. And a little later the lights are switched off.

Then Falak comes outwith Vishwa so they are splitting into couples. After some time there's yelling and screaming. Everyone runs towards Rajvir's room.

This is because Minal demanded money from Rajvir inside. He refused to pay. They had an argument...

...and when the girls realized their mistake, they fled. They wouldn't have run off if they were innocent.

They would've called the police... But such girls will never call the police.

And we've heard the waiter and the manager's testimony. In fact, even their neighbors think that they are up to no good.

This is bloody bulls**** - Minal Arora, language! You and your clients are lying.

We went to have dinner because they kept on insisting. We didn't go there to demand money.

The room was full of cigarette smoke and it had been a while... ...since Andrea had left, so Falak stepped outwith Vishwa to check. But the moment I got up to go, he started touching me.

I warned him. But he held me forcibly. That's when I hit him with the bottle, sir.

And if he ever does it again, I'll do the same thing! Minal Arora, next time - But, sir.

I will have you removed. Minal, quiet.

The court is adjourned - Sir, I didn't ask for money. I didn't take any. Please, listen to me.

Please, we didn't ask for any money.

I am feeling unwell, Falak.

Falak, let Minal come home tonight.

Minal, I'm packing this too.

Your honor, I would like to call S.H.O. Surajkund... ...Sarla Premchand.

Sarla Premchand!

Superwoman - What? Mr. Deepak - Your honor, Superwoman! Superman-Superwoman.

Ms. Sarla, I want to know why... ...did you not arrest Minal Arora immediately...

...after the complaint against her was filed? Sir, she was absconding.

Hiding somewhere I guess. Then how did you find her so easily at home when you finally arrested her'?

Well I - Maybe she got tired hiding. "No one's looking for me, this is not fun anymore".

So she took a cab and came home... ...and you finally found her with ease.

We - Louder! I can't hear you. We received a tip - What? Someone gave us a tip - Tip? You mean tipoff.

Who informed on her? We had deployed our men in the streets around her house.

Your honor, she's lying - No, our men were posted there. You're lying, Ms. Sarla - No, why would I lie? You are lying - No, sir, they were there.

No, you're lying - No, why would I? You're lying. Maybe you didn't see them.

Your honor! Your honor! Your honor! Instead of intimidating the investigating officer... would be much better if the learned council proved her wrong. That seems fair - Yeah.

Ms. Sarla, I would like to prove my point.

This is a copy of the report you wrote down. An entry was made here about the incident reported.

Isn't this the one? - Yes, I wrote this out. But Ms. Sarla, you weren't on duty that night.

We have evidence proving that you were present at a wedding. Is this you? - Yes.

Nice sari, Ms. Sarla. So you were off-duty...

...yet you wrote down the report... ...with a different pen, using different ink.

How? I was back from the wedding by then. You made it back from a banquet hall in Faridabad Sector 77... the Surajkund Police Station in 10 minutes. You left at 11 :05 pm and reached Surajkund Police Station at 11 :15 pm.

A distance of 22 kilometers... ...which normally takes 42 minutes to cover.

You did it in 10 minutes? Let me guess.

You started your car at 132 km per hour and... ...drove at the same speed to reach Surajkund Police Station.

You should've been on the speed track. You are wasting your talent with the police department.

Sir, it was a crime of serious nature... I drove down at a break neck speed. Okay so it was a crime of serious nature and... drove at a break neck speed but filed your report... just two sentences.

"Minal Arora struck Rajvir on his head with a bottle at RS Resort... ...with the intention of killing him. He bled a lot."

Well, things seem quite clear. What else did you want me to write? - No, things aren't that clear.

You decided to write down Minal's full name... ...but you didn't even bother to write Rajvir's surname.

But we are decent folk so we accepted... ...that the Rajvir you're referring to is this Rajvir Singh here.

Well I think I wrote what was necessary. "When Sushil Vats got into the rickshaw, he..."

This is another report filed by you. "When Sushil Vats got into the rickshaw, he still had his phone."

"When he got down and checked his pockets..." "...the mobile phone was missing." "He tried to recollect as to when he had seen his Zing 3C last."

Then you have struck out'3C' and changed it to '36'. What detail and dedication, Ms. Sarla. "Zing 3G mobile."

You've written a few more lines after that. A half a page report...

...for a mobile left behind in a taxi. And barely two sentences for a crime of such serious nature.

I will tell you why. Because there was little space left...

...on the page... ...for you to make a backdated entry.

Your honor, in this police diary... ...all other reports are a half or full page long...

...but this is the only cryptic entry.

Reason - the page on which she wrote out her report...

...was already full... ...because she didn't write this on the night of the incident but much later.

There can be no other reason, your honor. This proves that reporting the incident was an after-thought...

...and was done only after Minal Arora decided to... ...file a complaint against Rajvir Singh...

...and others.

Are you a virgin? - Is this relevant? It is, your honor. Are you willing to answer this question?

In that case we can do this session in camera. You will be more comfortable.

No, sir. I haven't done anything wrong. I am prepared to answer in open court.

Proceed. Are you a virgin, Ms. Arora? Please answer in a clear 'yes' or 'no'.

No shaking of the head please - No. No! At what age did you lose your virginity?

L-low is this even relevant, Mr. Deepak'? The victim's character has been repeatedly brought into question. I am just making everyone's job easier...

...unless the prosecution has an objection - No. At what age did you lose your virginity?

I was 19 - Sorry, I didn't hear you. At 19 -19!

You lost your virginity at 19, Ms. Arora. At 19 your honor, she was an adult.

Who was the boy?

My. . . my boyfriend. Does he have a name? - Aneesh. Aneesh!

Did he pay for it? What kind of question - Just answer my question.

Did he pay for it? Why would he pay? - Just answer my question. What do you want to establish - I asked you a question.

You promised that you would answer - No. We liked each other.

We were attracted to each other. So there's no question of him paying for it. So he didn't pay you? He did not pay you!

Did he force you? No. he didn't force me. He didn't pay me.

We liked each other. We did it because we wanted to.

Right. After that, your close acquaintances... ...which also includes Vishwa, testified before the police that... have had other relationships. Did you have 'sexual relations' with all of them?

Some of them - So you did. You did. You just admitted that.

So I just wanted to ask... ...what ticked you off that night?

I mean how would it matter if you slept with one more guy'? What? What do you mean?

That on the night of March the first... ...this is exactly what Rajvir Singh and his friends...

...would have naturally presumed about you. That you are fairly promiscuous and it wouldn't really matter to you...

...if you went to bed with one more guy. I understand that they are not mature enough to understand... ...that whenever it happened before - happened with your consent.

Without any money being involved, without any coercion. But the prosecution has proved that...'re a woman of questionable character. And since you were a woman of questionable character... the eyes of the accused Rajvir Singh and his friends... ...on that day, at that moment, what did you do... make it clear... ...that right now I am not interested in sex?

What did you say? I refused - What did you say? What exactly did you do?

I pushed him. I said leave me, don't do this. You refused.

In what words? What did you say? What did you say, Ms. Minal Arora? What did you tell him?

I said no. No, don't. I said no.

Will you say that loud enough for the court to hear, Ms. Minal Arora'?

I said no. I said no.

You said 'no'!

She said 'no', your honor. But even after that Rajvir Singh touched her in a very disgusting manner.

She felt humiliated. She was a bit drunk; and which brings me to rule no. 4.

No 'girl' should ever have a drink with a 'boy'. Because if she does, the boy seems to think that...

...if she can have a drink with me, then she won't mind sleeping with me.

For girls, drinking alcohol means being available.

Just for 'girls'. Not for 'boys'. This doesn't apply to boys. For the boys it's just a health hazard.

So terms and conditions differ, your honor. Wearing jeans, t-shirts...

skirts etcetera. Girls shouldn't be doing that.

It doesn't harm them in anyway... ...but poses a deep threat to the boys.

Poor boys get provoked on seeing them like this and... ...for no fault of theirs, the poor boys end up making mistakes.

Until now... ...we've been making efforts in the wrong direction.

We should save our boys, not our girls. Because if we save our boys, then our girls will be safe.

Girls in the city shouldn't live separately. They should not live alone. Boys can. Not girls.

Independent girls confuse boys. Girls should never smile during a conversation.

In fact, even if they are giving good news... ...they should do so with a grave face.

No mobiles for girls, don't educate them. Get them married early.

Etc! Etc! Etc!

But... ...I am digressing, your honor. My client had had a few drinks.

And that could've perhaps been the cause of her intense action.

That is all that happened. Repeatedly touching a girl inappropriately!

What can a girl... in such a situation?

What do you expect her to do? This is called acting in self-defense.

Not... ...causing grievous injury or attempt to murder, your honor.

Not that at all.

No, no, no, your honor. I agree she was drunk. But according to her, her friend was sober.

Why didn't Falak Ali break a bottle on Vishwa's head? Why did she come out along with Andrea and Vishwa?

And we just saw it clearly in the video footage.

I would like to call Falak Ali on the stand again.

Do you know a professor Javed? Yes.

How? - He's a friend. Friend. Friend or more than a friend?

That's personal - Huh! It is a personal matter - I see. It's a personal matter. So your 'friend', he is older than you, divorced...

...and he also has a child - I am sorry, but... ...that's his personal life. Your honor, I can prove that he's no friend.

This is a purely business relationship. He is just another client.

No! How can you say such things'? These are your bank statements...

...which I would like to present before the court. This proves the exact nature of their relationship.

L-low can you say such a thing about a girl'? Over the years, almost every month...

...25,000 rupees have been transferred from his account to yours. Can you explain this? These are loans which I took to pay for my brother's treatment.

Oh! And I've started repaying him. Why don't you tell everyone about that?

I was getting to that, your honor. She has now gradually started to pay him back. Bit by bit, now!

After this case was filed. Because she knew that this will be brought up in court.

She is a professional and has a sharp mind. Why do you twist every fact and then present it?

We broke up. We're not together anymore. So I am not comfortable... ...and that's why I am returning the money.

You're pretending to return it when it is needed... ...and you're always in need of money.

This is how you supplement your income. Is that why you stepped out of the room after Andrea that night? Objection! - Sir the girls were leaving the room one by one with a boy.

Objection, your honor - We've submitted her brother's medical bills. Objection, your honor... - Council. It's not possible - Objection, your honor.

Mr. Deepak, please keep the dignity of the court. My friends help me out too. Your friends help you out. Friends.

Yes. They help you in running your house. Why don't you introduce me to such friends? A lot of us have friends... ...but none of them help us in running our house.

Your honor, I... I... l object. Please accept that this is a source of income. This is how you make a living...

...otherwise you would've never gone outwith him. Yes I should've never gone out of the room with him!

I regret that to this date.

Maybe if I hadn't gone out of the room, none of this would've ever happened. Or even if it did, it would've happened to both of us. Answer the question. I know all about your mistakes.

You took money - Objection, your honor. You want to humiliate me... Minal. Answer my question! Did you take money? Did you demand money?

You want to humiliate me publicly... ...just to prove that we took money. You did! You did take money!

Of course you did. None of this would've happened if you hadn't. You could've all gone your separate ways. You're trying to defame innocent and decent boys.

Fine. Fine! Fine!

We did take money - Your honor, I wish to talk to my client, please. No, sir. Please.

I want to say this and I have to say this.

Yes, we took the money, sir. We demanded money and we took it!

But even then, what happened with Minal Falak, why are you doing this? We did not take any money!

Why are you branding us like this? Andrea Tariang, please keep quiet. Sir, we took money.

No, sir - Please sit down. Please sit - Let me speak. We took money, but even after taking the money...

...Minal changed her mind. She withdrew her consent. She said no. She kept saying no.

Even then this man Rajvir kept on touching her inappropriately.

Now you tell me sir, by law... law, sir...

...was she right in doing so or not'?

Falak Ali, please step down.

This session of the court is adjourned.

I am so sorry! I am... - So sorry.

Sarah was saying it was brave... It was brave of you.

She was saying... The girls didn't take money... ...and yet admitted to it.

Simply put an end to the argument. There was nothing else left to do.

It was starting to hurt my ears. "They took money... They took money..."

No one was ready to believe that we didn't take any.

My accepting the thing...

Just ended the ordeal.



Look, l... I don't want to involve Alia in all this.

Please don't answer if she calls.

Javed... She really loved you.

You know're a coward.

Rajvir Singh, do you believe that... ...if a girl has a frank conversation with someone...

...or touches him while talking to him, she's basically saying... "Come sleep with me"?

No...l never said that. Your statement is right here.

I said it in context of this case. In other cases it depends. On what?

Like for example where and how one met... Meaning if you met at a rock show then yes...

...and if you meet at a library or a religious place then no. The venue determines the character of the person for you. You're twisting my words - No...

...I am only trying to understand you. Anyway...

Mr. Prashant said Minal was drunk, were you drunk too'? Yes, I was drinking.

So, let us assume that you were drunk. She stopped or tried to stop you... forced her so she hit you back. That's a possibility? - Yes

But that's not what happened that night. Ohh...sorry.

I completely forgot. You're getting married. To MLA Janki Ram's daughter.

What does my personal life have to do with this case? Nothing but neither did the personal lives of my clients.

So you mean I am characterless just like them!!! Is that what you want to prove? - No.

I don't need to prove that. But why are you getting irritated? I was only congratulating you on your wedding...

...but you're getting agitated. I am not angry... ...I am just wondering what my marriage has to do with this?

Rajvir, do you often get this angry? ...Especially when you hear something you don't want to?

Dude why are you talking about my anger again and again? Dude?

Is it too much to expect propriety from you'? I am addressing you with such respect but you...

Anyway, that's something I should have expected from you. Let it be...

Mr. Rajvir, do you regularly visit sex-workers?

No. So this was for the very first time. If we assume that my clients... Yes it was!

Okay? Do you randomly invite girls over for dinner?

Why did you invite them? They said we're hungry... we invited them.

Maybe it was stupid to be show some humanity! We didn't know then who they really were. Did you offer them drinks on humanitarian grounds too?

She made the drink herself. You saw the photograph, didn't you? I didn't see Andrea's ...pouring herself a drink? Why did you make a drink for her?

We all were drinking, sol offered her one out of courtesy.

Rajvir, why don't you admit it? Is it because you're soon going to be...

...a part of such a reputable family through matrimony? Are you afraid that the wedding might get called-off?

This large heartedness - often inviting random girls for drinks and dinner...

...why aren't you admitting to it? Should I tell you the real reason?

You don't want a long sentence for sexual assault. So you've cooked up the entire story

Objection, your honor. Objection - What is it, Mr. Prashant? His clients have admitted to solici... - Alright, sit down.

Carry on, Mr. Deepak. Okay, let me ask you another question? Once you saw that Minal is making a drink for herself...

...Didn't you feel that she might be one of 'those' girls and you should leave!

I didn't think so. Do women in your family drink alcohol?

Only the men drink. Your mother? Your sister? Do they drink?

Women from good family don't! Do they go to parties? - They go to family gatherings.

Okay... - Not parties. Therefore...girls who go to parties and especially those who drink...

...are easy meat

And that's what you presumed about my client Minal Arora. The women from your family don't drink, which makes them decent.

And since Minal and her friends drink, they are easy... ...and one can take liberties with them. But Rajvir...

...To nullify your argument I would like to show you a photograph. This... a picture of your sister... with a drink at a party.

You are crossing the line here. You don't know who you're talking to!

What line of questioning is this, your honor? Why is my client being unnecessarily provoked? Put it down!

My sister does no such thing! Drinking, going out with some random strangers...

Only girls like these do such things... Not someone from a decent family. And this is what happens to such girls - Please be quiet. Please be quiet, Rajvir.

It doesn't happen in an ideal world...and it shouldn't. It happens only because guys like you think...'s their birth right to misbehave.

With a just because she wears a certain dress or drinks alcohol... ...Oh really? - Objection... One sec.

If someone who you don't know at all.. ...agrees to go out with you for a drink... Any sane man will think she is willing.

Why else would she go outwith you? Why else will she go to your room? - Objection, sir... Mr. Prashant. It's quite possible that if she realizes. ...that you're going to rape her, then.. - Sir, one second..

Rape? - I said stop! - What do you mean by rape? Ask anyone out here in front of the judge. In such circumstances anyone will try their luck with them!

Do you know what such girls are called around here? Rajvir. Mr. Prashant, please control your client!


Thank you. Thank you, Rajvir.

This is exactly what happened, your honor.

Even the so defined "modern Day" girls are just girls at heart. When they go for dinner and drinks with a boy...

...they are going for an evening out They don't know it goes with a 'tag' of being 'available'.

But even well-dressed, well-educated boys like him... ...use the codes of morality of a bygone era...

...Dress, drinks... this decides availability... sick! ...And those who violate these codes can be violated.

I rest my case, your honor.

Council, closing arguments please... Mr. Prashant. I've already proved

...that these girls went to RS Resort with the intent of extorting And they took off post assault

If it wasn't their fault, then... ...they wouldn't have kept quiet for so long They would've approached the police immediately...

...which my client did. Because Rajvir Singh is from a reputed family,.

He is young, a bright future awaits him. Also the testimonies of the doctor...

...the waiter, the manager and the investigating officer... this contention

The aspect of consent has been forcibly introduced by the defense...

...because it is fashionable these days... And that's why they have plugged it out of convenience

So I request you to acquit Rajvir Singh and others

...and demand 10 years of imprisonment for Minal Arora... ...for 'Attempt to Murder'.

And Falak and Andrea shouldn't be left off with an easy fine... ...they should be imprisoned for 6 months that they give up soliciting Thank you, sir. I rest my case.

Mr. Deepak, closing argument. Mr. Sehgal.


No, your honor. 'No' isn't just a word, it's a complete sentence

It doesn't need any...

“further explanation

'No' simply means 'NO'.

My clients said 'NO' your honor. And these boys must realize...

...that 'no' means 'no'. Whether the girl is an acquaintance, a friend, girlfriend...

A sex-worker...

...or even your own wife!

No means 'NO'!

And when someone says so...

You stop.

We'll take a short break... ...after which the court will announce it's verdict.

The court believes that a beginning has been made in this case.

Although there were witnesses and even some evidence... ...against Minal Arora for the case under section 307; 'Attempt to Murder'...

...the court finds that there was grave provocation... ...and dismisses the charge made against her under section 307.

The charges under section 320 and 324... ...against Minal Arora, Falak Ali and Andrea Tariang

...seem motivated in nature

The court finds Rajvir Singh guilty under section 354...

...of outraging a woman's modesty. Ankit Malhotra and Raunak Anand under 340...and the IT act.

The court has decided to let Vishwajyoti Ghosh off with a warning.

The court will set a date for further sentencing... ...and will announce the quantum of the sentence.

The court is dismissed.


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