Uttar Pradesh police have become the laughing-stock of the world. For me, the reputation of the Uttar Pradesh police touched its lowest point.
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — A man in northern India will be fined 100 dollars and slapped 51 times in public for raping a woman who is deaf and mute.
A village court of elders stepped into the case after they said local police did not follow up on the complaint filed by the victim’s husband.
The village chief says the fine and slapping are an attempt to “put the man to shame,” but that’s as far as a village court is allowed to go.
Police are still investigating the woman’s complaint, a difficult task, because the mother of three can only communicate through hand signals.
If the case is taken to state criminal court, and the man is convicted, he could get the death penalty.
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