Indian teen girls gang-raped and hanged from a tree


spaminator
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Indian teen girls gang-raped and hanged from a tree
Nita Bhalla, Reuters
First posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:35 PM EDT
NEW DELHI - Indian police have arrested one man and are looking for four other suspects after two teenage girls were gang-raped and then hanged from a tree in a village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.
The two cousins, who were from a low-caste Dalit community and aged 14 and 15, went missing from their village home in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun district when they went out to go to the toilet on Tuesday evening.
The following morning, villagers found the bodies of the two teenagers hanging from a mango tree in a nearby orchard.
"We have registered a case under various sections, including that of rape, and one of the accused has been taken into custody. There were five people involved, one has been arrested and we are looking for the others," Budaun's Superintendent of Police Man Singh Chouhan told reporters.
Chouhan said a post-mortem confirmed the two minors were raped and died from the hanging. DNA samples have been also been taken to help identity the perpetrators, he added.
The victim's families say the girls were gang-raped and then hanged by five men from the village. They allege that local police were shielding the attackers as they refused to take action when the girls were first reported missing.
It was only after angry villagers found the hanging corpses and took the bodies to a nearby highway and blocked it in protest, say the families, that police registered a case of rape and murder.
A case of conspiracy has also been registered against two constables, said Chouhan, adding that they had also been suspended.
Sex crimes against young girls and women are widespread in India, say activists, adding that females from poor, marginalised, low-caste communities are often the victims.
A report by the Asian Centre for Human Rights in April last year said 48,338 child rape cases were recorded in India from 2001 to 2011, and the annual number of reported cases had risen more than fourfold - 336 percent - over that period.
Women's rights experts and lawyers say rape victims also have to endure harsh treatment from an archaic, poorly funded and insensitive criminal justice system.
Police often try to dissuade victims from complaining and suggest a "compromise" between the victim and the perpetrator, largely because of their insensitivity to sex crimes, but also because police officials are rarely held accountable.
Public outrage over the fatal gang rape of a woman in New Delhi in December 2012 pushed the government into passing a tougher new law to punish sex crimes. This includes sentences of up to two years' jail for police and hospital authorities if they fail to register a complaint or treat a victim.
A demonstrator holds a placard as she attends a candlelight vigil to mark the first anniversary of Delhi gang rape, in New Delhi December 16, 2013. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

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lone wolf
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India's too kind to rapists. They should face the inhumanity they inflict.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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They were asking for it.
 
Twila
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Clearly they haven't had the benefit of North American advice to women

How to Not Get Raped - YouTube

 
SLM
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The attitudes that allow this to continue unabated are sickening.
 
lone wolf
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A sentence for up to two years is tough? How about if it includes being bagged daily and castration upon release?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

A sentence for up to two years is tough?

Not that I'm arguing because as far as sentiment goes, I'm right there with you. But what do we give first time offenders for child molestation again?
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Not that I'm arguing because as far as sentiment goes, I'm right there with you. But what do we give first time offenders for child molestation again?

Nothing even close to what they deserve ... although publishing names and release information can be useful
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Nothing even close to what they deserve ... although publishing names and release information can be useful

It's just when I look at stories like this out of India or Pakistan or places like that, it's easy to see just how unjust the justice system is there, because the crimes are so egregious. But when all is said and done, we also don't do nearly enough in this country either.
 
eh1eh
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Wonder what this father will get for stoning his daughter to death?

BBC News - Pakistan woman stoned by family outside Lahore court (external - login to view)
 
lone wolf
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Sharia Law.... A pat on the back and a near beer
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

Sharia Law.... A pat on the back and a near beer

Um. . . Pakistan follows English Common Law, not sharia.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Um. . . Pakistan follows English Common Law, not sharia.

As interpreted by Allah. So same thing.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

As interpreted by Allah. So same thing.

Wrong again. It's tribal custom that is not anywhere in the Qu'ran. It's also illegal in Pakistan, unless a "family member" forgives the perpetrator. Since in this case the perpetrators were family, that's not a big thing.

Don't get too high on your high horse. Wasn't too long ago a white man killing an Indian (or other non-white) in the States'd never see a courtroom. From what I read, Canada wasn't all that different.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Wrong again. It's tribal custom that is not anywhere in the Qu'ran. It's also illegal in Pakistan, unless a "family member" forgives the perpetrator. Since in this case the perpetrators were family, that's not a big thing.

Don't get too high on your high horse. Wasn't too long ago a white man killing an Indian (or other non-white) in the States'd never see a courtroom. From what I read, Canada wasn't all that different.

I'm not on a high horse and I don't give a sh1t about the semantics of the facts. Those stupid bible thumpers are regressing into the stone age where as most of the rest of the world has fully taken at least one step out.
At least Canada doesn't lock people up for life for smoking three joints.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

I'm not on a high horse and I don't give a sh1t about the semantics of the facts. Those stupid bible thumpers are regressing into the stone age where as most of the rest of the world has fully taken at least one step out.
At least Canada doesn't lock people up for life for smoking three joints.

Or for murder.
 
eh1eh
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Or for murder.

Touche.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by eh1ehView Post

Touche.

I will not. No matter how much you beg.
 
eh1eh
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Ok. Touché
 
Sal
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It's hard to change attitudes while the caste system exists. As well as woman considered as property regardless of caste.

If you are low of caste any humiliation man or woman is acceptable...then being female lowers you still further

When it is all tied to religious belief it is hard to change it.
 
lone wolf
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Um. . . Pakistan follows English Common Law, not sharia.

Well then, there's an ambulance for the internet lawyer to chase.

Apparently "Daddy" believes Sharia bears more weight than English Common Law and official Pakistan is up against the wall of silence. That's a switch, huh?
 
gerryh
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

It's hard to change attitudes while the caste system exists. As well as woman considered as property regardless of caste.

If you are low of caste any humiliation man or woman is acceptable...then being female lowers you still further

When it is all tied to religious belief it is hard to change it.


and this is tied to religious belief how?
 
spaminator
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Indian police say girls found hanging from tree killed themselves
Nita Bhalla, Thomson Reuters Foundation
First posted: Thursday, November 27, 2014 01:00 PM EST | Updated: Thursday, November 27, 2014 01:22 PM EST
NEW DELHI - Two Indian teenage girls found hanged in May took their own lives and were not raped or murdered, police investigators told media on Thursday, fuelling further criticism of their handling of a case that sparked global outrage.
Initial inquiries suggested the cousins, aged 14 and 15, from a low-caste community, were raped before being hanged from a mango tree in Badaun district in India's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh
Their deaths added to public anger in India over a spate of rapes that has made violence against women into front-page news, particularly since authorities seemed slow to react after the fatal gang-rape of a 23-year-old student on a Delhi bus in 2012.
But after five months of inquiry, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said further forensic tests contradicted earlier findings and it had concluded the girls were not sexually assaulted and were not murdered.
"Our probe found that the two girls had committed suicide and weren't murdered," CBI director Ranjit Sinha told the Hindustan Times.
A senior CBI official was quoted as saying the girls took their own lives "because of family pressure owing to disapproval of their friendship with a villager".
The Aam Admi Party, born out of the anti-graft movement that swept India three years ago, rejected the CBI's suicide theory and demanded the CBI reconsider its report.
"It seems humanly impossible for two girls to hang themselves or the CBI is not sharing the full facts," the party said in a statement.
"Badaun seems to be a convenient cover-up to avoid international shame and acceptance of the dismal law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh."
The girls' deaths shocked the world and stoked political tension between newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state officials over the investigation of the case.
Three brothers were arrested and held in jail in Badaun, 200 km (125 miles) southeast of the capital, New Delhi, but were released on bail when a 90-day period to press charges expired. Two policemen were held on suspicion of trying to cover up the apparent killings but were also released.
Four of the five suspects were from the powerful Yadav community, a land-owning Hindu caste that holds political sway in Uttar Pradesh. The victims were Shakyas, a lowly caste who are by tradition peasant farmers.
CBI investigators dismissed any involvement of the five men.
Violence against women has become a major issue in India and Modi has publicly stated that India was shamed by increasing reports of sexual violence against women and girls.
The number of rapes reported in 2013 rose 35.2 percent to 33,707, about one tenth of them in Uttar Pradesh, data from the National Crime Records Bureau showed.
The victims are often females from poor and marginalised communities, activists say, while many such crimes go unreported or are not properly investigated.
Archaic practices such as lynching women accused of witchcraft, "honour killings" and dowry murders persist in India because they remain socially acceptable, a United Nations official said last year.
In this photograph taken on May 31, 2014, Indian police officials keep watch at the tree where the bodies of gang rape victims were found hanging in Katra Shahadatgunj in Badaun district, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. AFP PHOTO/Chandan KHANNA/FILES

Indian police say girls found hanging from tree killed themselves | India | Worl
 
Praxius
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Girl, 15, dies after gang of men set fire to her in revenge for fighting off their attempt to molest her outside her home in India
India girl dead after being set fire to in revenge for fighting off molesters | Daily Mail Online

Religion of peace.
 
Twila
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seems very suspicious that "initial reports" suggest rape and murder, but further investigation says no rape and a suicide.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post

seems very suspicious that "initial reports" suggest rape and murder, but further investigation says no rape and a suicide.

These things tend to happen when the guilty get to do the investigation.
 
55Mercury
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that said, of course it's entirely plausible that young people faced with living out their lives in such a barbaric society, might opt for the easy way out.
 
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