Gang Rape Victim Commits Suicide After Being Encouraged To Drop Charges And Marry One Of Her Rapists

India flagWe have been following the growing protests over rapes in India this month. This includes a brutal gang rape on a city bus and an alleged rape of a victim by police officers. Now, a 17-year-old Indian girl who was gang-raped has committed suicide after she claimed that police pressured her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers.

One police officer has been fired and another suspended over their conduct in the case. The assault occurred during the festival of Diwali on November 13 in the Patiala region in the Punjab. Police would not open a formal inquiry and one of the officers tried to convince her to withdraw the case. No one was arrested before her suicide. She killed herself by swallowing poison.

Her sister told Indian television that the teenager was urged to either accept a cash settlement or marry one of her attackers.

We have unfortunately seen such offers in the past where rape victims were deemed as being “made whole” if their rapists agree to marry them. The disgraceful record of rape prosecutions in India has become a global cause. The most promising development has been large protests over this record and an examination of the cultural influences in this criminal pattern.

Source: SKY

25 thoughts on “Gang Rape Victim Commits Suicide After Being Encouraged To Drop Charges And Marry One Of Her Rapists

  1. The disgraceful record of rape prosecutions in India has become a global cause.”

    As it should be.

    The most promising development has been large protests over this record and an examination of the cultural influences in this criminal pattern.”

    Ah yes, the cultural amygdala is a working hypothesis.

  2. Tragic, very tragic. If the US. Really believes in human rights and that human includes women, India would be on a list of undesirables right now and we would make it clear that no money would flow of any kind until it cleaned up its act. We should work to shame the government. Trat India like South Africa before Mandela — law firms would stop outsourcing legal work to India, American companies should stops outsourcing to India as shout US towns and cities. If we are going to give away our jobs lets at least get the countries to change their ways.

    The US should make a good record on human rights including women’s rights a non negotiable prerequisite for any foreign aid, particularly the type of foreign aid that makes leaders rich and protects their power. If we are going to spend money we don’t have in countries other than our own at least we should do so for good.

  3. Well, marrying your rapist is the biblical solution so there is a very long history of this madness in many cultures. If this poor girls torment and death does anything to shock morons into the realization of their own ignorance and misogyny there might be some tiny good to come out of it.

  4. What Justice Holmes said.

    Unfortunately, the least likely to occur. But we could, if we protested enough might sway the matter. Even perhaps Congress could be moved.
    Stay light on your feet, so they don’t know where the next rage will come from.

  5. This happens, economically speaking, in the US everyday. In fact, more so. Banks still discriminate in the most heinous fashion creating violent repurcussions for woman who have to do everything twice, and with perfection. That it happens in ANY way, shape, or form, anywhere, is not Biblical…it is failure. NOWHERE, is it written, that men may rape indiscriminately and with no repercussions or such lite repercussions that a victim is left in the hole they dug for her. Have fun in Hell when you get there boys, it may be nothing more than watching YOUR children enduring what you heaped on that woman…..

  6. And a double dose of Woosty, too.

    Such cop out excuses. If women adopt feminine wiles: then it results in mates, or it is tha demeanor required of them in these societies.
    No excuses please.

  7. The wrong person died. But in a country where those who prosecute the crime actually protect, support and even participate in the crime, this is inevitable.

    Here’s one possible remedy women have:

    http://english.pravda.ru/news/hotspots/20-07-2012/121696-bite_off_penis-0/

    If Indian women went “Lorena Bobbitt” on these scumbags, I’d cheer them. Unfortunately, the “men” in that country would likely murder or prosecute the women and label them the “aggressors”. But if a few dozen cases of castrated men are what’s needed before attitudes begin to change, it might be worth it.

  8. P Smith,

    Violence, in any of it’s ridiculous outfits, is never appropriate. And ‘pulling a Bobbitt’ is not something that can be planned….she was driven insane by the violent piggish arsdwellers that abused her. We can only hope that the so called ‘leaders’ come to a reasonable understanding of their contribution to the status quo and grow the phuck up. Meanwhile, as a Country, we could sanction the Indian government against the atrocities they are ‘benefitting’ from…..or maybe we are not yet that enlightened either….

  9. actually, benefitting is absolutely not the right word….
    ‘P Smith,

    Meanwhile, as a Country, we could sanction the Indian government against the atrocities they are creating…..or maybe we are not yet that enlightened either….

  10. The Crime Victims Rights Act 18 U.S.C. § 3771 supposedly gives American crime victims an avenue for recognition that a crime was committed against them when there is no prosecution but to the best of my knowledge it has never been used successfully by any victim to get recognition of a crime.

  11. What “violence”, woosty? The Russian woman acted in self-defense. Or do you believe women like those in India don’t have a right to defend themselves against assaults and rapes?

    Women in those countries should be educated in the law, and the males (they’re not “men”) learn that there might be consequences if they try anything. Nothing will change until something forces governments to act.

  12. The legal system even getting involved not allowing God to judge cause the trauma to that person to do what she did. Having the courts stay out of it would have let the woman decide for herself who she legally wanted to marry or not. The arbitrary court system is to blame for her death.

  13. Woosty,

    I saw the film on TV here,some time ago. The film is much better than the trailer. I won’t reveal the heroines secrets, nor the final solution at the train. How leaving one place would heal, I´could not understand.

    Beautiful and shattering.

  14. P Smith
    1, December 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm
    What “violence”, woosty? The Russian woman acted in self-defense. Or do you believe women like those in India don’t have a right to defend themselves against assaults and rapes?
    ———————
    Oh please, did you even read the article from your link? What violence?
    Biting off a mans penis is not a remedy…it may, as in this pregnant womans position, be a last possible effort to escape rape and further violence and possibly being murdered…..Lorena Bobbit was the woman I was referring to as being driven insane by the abuses of her so called husband, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_and_Lorena_Bobbitt, she was acquitted of her foggy deed…and he went on to abuse again and again and again….

    from your link; …’The criminal smashed the window, broke into the room and began to beat me. He was kicking me in the stomach and all over my body. He was punching me in the face and then he committed sexually violent acts,” the woman said.

    Having realizing that fighting the maniac would not work, the woman, at some point, gritted her teeth, after which the offender, clutching the wound in the groin area, was forced to retreat. ‘…

    From your article, the woman fought and fought to no avail….not unusual in rapes….(it generally excites sub-humans to intensify attacks….)….there is no one formula ….there is only instinct and it is never the same in every situation….’teaching lessons’ where this manner of violence occurs is up to the reason and insightful application of the law….which went missing in both these situations….

    What the hell is your definition of violence????

  15. Frankly, you’re right about it being the Biblical solution, but there’s a bit of leeway in the application of that law. It goes like this: If a man rapes a woman who is engaged to be married or actually married, he can be killed as punishment. If he rapes a single woman, though, he has to marry her and can never divorce her. Or at times he just has to pay off her father. What is all this about? She is property. While she remains her father’s property, if some rapist “takes” her without dad’s permission, he has to either pay dad or take the daughter himself. Once he marries her, of course, she is HIS property. Then if somebody ELSE rapes her, that other person can get himself killed. It’s not that confusing once you get the hang of it. A few generations in, you kind of adjust to the idea that men can make arrangements among themselves and with each other as to which rapes are OK and which are not. It’s called the rape-trade. One step above it is marriage trade without rape.

  16. “A few generations in, you kind of adjust to the idea that men can make arrangements among themselves and with each other as to which rapes are OK and which are not. It’s called the rape-trade. One step above it is marriage trade without rape.” Malisha
    ———————
    This is not Biblically legal in this time. I am not sure it is Biblically legal after the fall of Rome, anywhere. It may be the pack mentality of jackals and those similiarly inclined to self-serving violence and those who are more testicularly than intentionally driven….and those cowardly sorts that hide behind , well behind anything actually….

  17. Force the local politicians to marry the rapists.

    But seriously. What Justics Holmes said. No foreign aid or access to our markets until they get with the program.

  18. Darren,

    Here I am again. How about some of the same medicine here for various ills. No federal money to states with high count of rape cases, obstruction of voting rights,(current one too cumbersome and ineffectual), etc.

    A little defaulted money might have an effect.

    Or better yet, exclude them from aggie support moneys, mining ditto,
    aerospace contracts, bids on federal procurements, war contracting.

    Money talks. And more effectively than all the preachin’ in the world.

  19. Whoever does what those people did to that woman treating her like a worthless thing do not see the eternal consequence that is the opposite to eternal life. They literally throw the best joy they could ever have away. People that did what they did would not be safe to live with people eternally.

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