Thursday, 2 January 2014

Incineration without incarceration

Just what exactly is wrong with India's society that rape is an everyday event by the dozens or even hundreds?  And now this one.

On October 26, 2013, a sixteen girl was raped.  She went to the police to file a report.

On the way home, she was raped a second time.  Whether the attackers were the same or different is unknown.

Then on December 23, 2013, she was attacked again, burnt alive by two people connected to the rapists (either friends or family).


One might be tempted to compare the attitude toward women in India to the attitude toward women in Europe during the Burning Times ("witch trials" that were little more than excuses for vendettas, rape and theft).  But it would be more accurate to compare it to the attitude toward jews in Europe in the years before the holocaust began, when anti-semitism was rampant and violence toward jews wasn't just tolerated, it was encouraged.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/02/protests-erupt-as-indian-16-year-old-who-was-gang-raped-twice-dies-after-being-burned-alive/

Protests erupt as Indian 16-year-old who was gang-raped twice dies after being burned alive
An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police said on Thursday.
The 16-year-old was assaulted first on October 26 and then again the day after by a group of more than six men near her family’s home in Madhyagram town, about 25 kilometres (15 miles) north of Kolkata.
The second rape occurred as she was returning home after reporting the first attack at a police station.
She was then set on fire on December 23 and died in a state-run hospital late on New Year’s Eve, police said.
“She gave us a dying declaration in front of the health officials that she was set on fire by two persons close to the accused when she was alone at home on December 23,” local policeman Nimbala Santosh Uttamrao told AFP.
Police made their first arrests on Wednesday, two months after the initial crime, local police chief Rajiv Kumar told AFP.
“The accused tried to kill my daughter by setting her on fire to hush up their crimes,” the victim’s father, a migrant taxi driver from India’s poorest state Bihar, told AFP.
I have personal policy of "no profanity online", but stories like this one make it hard not to break.

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