Accused rapist to be slapped in public in northern India


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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6 Comments

  1. Yes, it seems that the police let the woman down. But I like the punishment the village elders prescribed (assuming that the state criminal court will mete out more severe punishment if the accused is found guilty). I wish we could slap or whip offenders publicly in the US.

    Off the subject but, the AP has a glowing report on the Indian economy.

  2. Oh yeah, that will keep him from attacking another woman. A slap and a fine. Real progress. I guess crimes against women still aren’t much of a priority in much of the world. Shameful.
    WC

  3. @Carson

    Uttar Pradesh is one of largest state of India and one of most corrupt states also. Police is there to protect big people not bothered about poor people or women. Shame !!

    @WC
    True Shameful..

  4. 51 is an odd number… 50, 100, 75 are all good, but 51?

  5. Not surprising in a state where the Chief Minister distributed (bribed) voters with cash and cheques in the name of unemployment allowance, but refuses to invest in primary education, and employment generation schemes.

    To all those who are saying – village elders are doing a great job. Think again. These things take no time to get out of hand. Recently a couple of young men were lynched to death in Bihar (neighbouring state) on suspicion of stealing cattles etc.

    What do u see when you enter a Police Station in most states in India? The answer to that question – represents the state of police in most states.

  6. @Slim

    What ever number is it is just laugh of judicial system.

    @Apun
    You got a point…

    “Not surprising in a state where the Chief Minister distributed (bribed) voters with cash and cheques in the name of unemployment allowance, but refuses to invest in primary education, and employment generation schemes”


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