Indian village council orders girl to be raped for brother's crime


SLM
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Indian village council orders girl to be raped for brother's crime


Muneeza Naqvi, The Associated Press
Published Friday, July 11, 2014 8:21AM EDT
Last Updated Friday, July 11, 2014 5:36PM EDT NEW DELHI -- A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.
Jitendra Singh, a top local police official, said two men have been arrested in the rape case. They include the village headman and the main suspect, identified as the husband of the woman who was allegedly molested by the victim's brother.
The victim's brother has also been arrested on charges of molestation.


The girl's mother told CNN-IBN news channel that she pleaded with the council and other villagers when they ordered the rape but no one listened.
"We kept begging them. We begged with folded hands but they would not listen. They dragged her away to the forest," she said.
The attack took place after midnight on Sunday in a small village in Jharkhand state's Bokaro district.
"They attacked her in retaliation and we are taking this case very seriously," Singh said, adding that police expect to complete the investigation and file charges in the next few days.
Across much of rural India, deeply conservative local councils wield great power. They can pass decrees on any subject they choose -- from how women should dress to whether young lovers deserve to live or die. They usually enforce strict social norms about marriage and gender roles.
In January, a council of elders in West Bengal state had ordered the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman as punishment for falling in love with the man from a different community.
The village councils are often the only practical means of delivering justice in areas where local governments are either too far away or too ineffective to settle disputes. Their power is often derived from the fact that they can order that villagers be ostracized for ignoring their decrees.
In some of the most extreme cases, the councils have sanctioned so-called honour killings, usually against men and women suspected of out-of-wedlock sex or marrying outside the community.

So beyond disgusting, it's not even something I can articulate properly.
 
Sal
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my god, what a barbaric and dysfunctional way to view the world

that poor girl...
 
lone wolf
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...and we TRADE there?
 
petros
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If mom was packing a heater...
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

If mom was packing a heater...

they would all be dead
 
petros
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You only need to wound one. The rest will run back up into the tree tops.

The earth has a feral human problem.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

You only need to wound one. The rest will run back up into the tree tops.

The earth has a feral human problem.

we do, yes
 
petros
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Alcohol and drugs create feral people.

Is this planet that boring?
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Alcohol and drugs create feral people.

Is this planet that boring?

that terrifying for some I believe
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Alcohol and drugs create feral people.

Is this planet that boring?

These traditional tribal community councils are not created out of alcohol and drugs. This is a mindset that puts a notion or ideal over and above the causing of physical harm to a person. The thinking is skewed.

People can go on about 'western' mentalities and all the ways it's thinking is a mess, but nothing is more fukked up than the kind of thinking, or lack thereof, that's represented in the article.
Last edited by SLM; 1 week ago at 11:16 AM..
 
petros
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Heroin runs rampant in India. Same goes for ganja growing villages in the Kush mtns. Then add beer and scotch and it's a big ol' mess like some damn Appalachian Dumpling Gang.
 

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