Thursday, January 23, 2014

Photo: court orders woman to be gang-raped for having an affair

A 20-year-old woman has been left fighting for her life in hospital today after a kangaroo court in India ordered her to be gang-raped for having an affair with a youth from another village. The rape was allegedly carried out 10 out of the 13 accused men which found her guilty among them is the village headman.  The victim tells India Times…

'I had an affair with a man. We were dragged to a gathering where our community headman was present. They told me to pay 50,000 rupees (£490). When I said I couldn't, they brutalised me.'

According to the report, on Monday afternoon, a group of tribal men found her sitting with the man and dragged both of them to the village. A kangaroo court was hastily assembled under the tribal chieftain. The youth was asked to pay a fine of Rs 25,000 and warned that if he didn't pay up, village youths "would have fun with the girl. On Monday night, the girl was forced into a shed and raped till Tuesday morning.

The rapists forced the family to stay indoors all of Tuesday. Late Wednesday afternoon, the family slipped out and took their bleeding daughter to Labhpur health centre from where she’s been move to other two hospitals. The rapists took cellphone videos of her, which exposed the incident four months later. The men has since been arrested. 

the rapists

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