Victims and the Villains
couple that was harbouring 11-year-old Sanju for French paedophile Bernard
was picked up for interrogation by the Goa police soon after the sting investigation.
Excerpts from Tehelka’s spy camera recordings
Lucy: Bernard I know long time, 20 years past now, before I married.
Then Bernard told me Lucy you please look this boy because he has no family.
Mummy daily popat, means drinking, drinking too much, beating.
Tehelka: You have got a good heart Lucy
Lucy: Yeah…But then he (Bernard) gave me one TV to look after
this one, Sanju. Forget TV. Black and white. Ok no problem huh. He gave
TV. He gave me money two times 5000, 5000, 10,000…whatever he needs
I give, pant shirt and this that, Lucy I want mum (food), buy, buy and I
want this and this and he wants to eat lot because he is growing. Like my
son no. People telling Lucy you don’t keep this boy. If anything happens
police will take you. Correct no?
Tehelka: But why did this foreigner want to have sex with him
Lucy: He is a homosexual. He didn’t do anything now. Now he
just…applying oil like this, massaging, polishing. Polishing. After
becoming like me then starting like this become homo in France. Maybe he
take in Rajasthan. He told me next year I take him to Rajasthan. Sanju was
staying with Bernard on November (2003). December (2003) he went Rajasthan.
Tehelka: He is spoiling him nah?
Lucy: Yeah…he is spoiling for everybody.
Tehelka: He wants only boys?
Lucy: (Nods her head) He wants only boys. Nothing. Heh heh heh. That’s
why I was laughing. He is Bhonkiss (sodomiser). I know his face. What is
good and all…I know
Sanju: I don’t like Bernard. I forget anything. I don’t
like that is bhonkiss. I don’t like. I want study first. I want
study then I work.
Tehelka: Tell me where your parents stay?
Sanju: Mapusa. (Gives directions with Lucy) They sleeping anywhere.
Anywhere. Sleeping in the bus stand, in the market anywhere…
Tehelka: What is their name?
Sanju: My mothers name is Kotamma. My papa’s name Venkatesu.
And two brothers, two sisters.
Lucy: (asks Sanju) But he likes you right?
Sanju: (Shakes his head implying no) Those Rajasthanis… he
Tehelka: What did Bernard do to you?
Sanju: But I want forget anything Bernard. I study in school, I
work. That is my interest.
Tehelka: But why does that (Bernard) guy, spoil boys?
Lucy: He is like that only. Only one month he with Bernard
Sanju: Now anybody saying Bernard is no good, I tell ... I don’t
Lucy: He will take to France first this boy then afterwards there…(prompting
Sanju) Tell him that Bernard is good.
Tehelka: But he wants to…
Sanju: I don’t want him. I don’t want him I don’t
want sitting with him…
Tehelka: Real dirty man Bernard.
Sanju: Ya very dirty.