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India Teen Commits Suicide After Police Pressure Her To Drop Gang Rape Case, Marry Attacker

10:02 am - 12/29/2012



A 17-year-old Indian girl who was gang-raped committed suicide after police pressured her to drop the case and marry one of her attackers, police and a relative said on Thursday.

Amid the ongoing uproar over the gang-rape of a student on a bus in New Delhi earlier this month, the latest case has again shone the spotlight on the police's handling of sex crimes.

One police officer has been sacked and another suspended over their conduct after the assault during the festival of Diwali on November 13 in the Patiala region in the Punjab, according to officials.

The teenager was found dead on Wednesday night after swallowing poison.

Inspector General Paramjit Singh Gill said that the teenager had been "running from pillar to post to get her case registered" but officers failed to open a formal inquiry.

"One of the officers tried to convince her to withdraw the case," Gill, the police chief for the area, told AFP.

Before her death, there had been no arrests over her case although three people were detained on Thursday. Two of them were her alleged male attackers and the third was a suspected woman accomplice.

The victim's sister told Indian television that the teenager had been urged to either accept a cash settlement or marry one of her attackers.

"The police started pressuring her to either reach a financial settlement with her attackers or marry one of them," her sister told the NDTV network.

Meanwhile, the Press Trust of India reported that a police officer has been suspended for allegedly refusing to register a rape complaint in the northern state of Chhattisgar.

The woman and her husband later brought the case to the attention of a more senior officer and a hunt has now been launched for her attacker, an auto rickshaw driver.

Official figures show that 228,650 of the total 256,329 violent crimes recorded last year in India were against women.

The real figure is thought to be much higher as so many women are reluctant to report attacks to the police.

During an address to the chief ministers of India's states on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to bring in new laws to cover attacks on women.

By Agence France Presse. Posted: 12/27/2012 5:35 pm EST. Updated: 12/28/2012 9:09 am EST.


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shishmish 29th-Dec-2012 05:41 pm (UTC)
Yes because you really want to marry a violent person who raped you *headdesk*

So not only did that other teenager die from her injuries after her gang-rape, we now have this poor young woman killing herself because no one would listen and take proper action. It's horrifying what these and several others too scared to report what happened to them are going through.
tabaqui 29th-Dec-2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
I am so disgusted and revolted by humanity right now. WHAT THE FUCK is wrong with people - with *men* - that this girl should have to lose her life?

Sickening.
executivehpfan 29th-Dec-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
I just want to cry. Fuck, that poor girl.

I hate everything.
lamardeuse 29th-Dec-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
So both the cops and the rapists should be charged with murder, then.
baka_tenshi 29th-Dec-2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
this.
lady_borg 30th-Dec-2012 12:15 am (UTC)
Yes
pipsdixiechick 30th-Dec-2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Fucking absolutely.
koshkabegemot 30th-Dec-2012 04:14 am (UTC)
YYYYYYYES.

Yes.
rayofblacklight 30th-Dec-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
YEP. I wish that would happen so.much.
wikilobbying 29th-Dec-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
The real figure is thought to be much higher as so many women are reluctant to report attacks to the police.

no shit, they see how others get no justice whenever they do try to report it. this publicized experience won't be very encouraging to other victims, either.
mskye 29th-Dec-2012 11:32 pm (UTC)
Official figures show that 228,650 of the total 256,329 violent crimes recorded last year in India were against women.

I'm done.
lady_borg 30th-Dec-2012 12:16 am (UTC)
Mte
mskye 29th-Dec-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Also needs a "men suck" tag, or perhaps a "men are unfeeling sacks of shit" tag.
lantean_breeze 29th-Dec-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
More like a police suck tag for not doing their jobs and instead pressuring her to marry her attacker, but I'm sure the police that did this were men, so...
glass_houses 30th-Dec-2012 12:05 am (UTC)
RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE.
pipsdixiechick 30th-Dec-2012 12:56 am (UTC)
Official figures show that 228,650 of the total 256,329 violent crimes recorded last year in India were against women.

The real figure is thought to be much higher as so many women are reluctant to report attacks to the police.


Well if the fucking police are going to ridicule women like this I wouldn't doubt it. Excuse me while I go break something in a fit of rage...

During an address to the chief ministers of India's states on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to bring in new laws to cover attacks on women.

Again, as I pointed out in the related post last night-too late. (Yes I am all about not letting this happen again but one victim is too many-and the numbers listed in this story is beyond unacceptable.)

zinnia_rose 30th-Dec-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
No shit women are reluctant to report attacks to the police if this bullshit is the reaction they're going to get! Fuck everything. My heart goes out to this poor girl and her family. I wish I could turn back time and give her a hug. :(

Ugh. This is so sickening.
idemandjustice 30th-Dec-2012 02:47 am (UTC)
I hate everyone. Dammit.
jugglingeggs 30th-Dec-2012 05:24 am (UTC)
Well this is not surprising from the Indian police, they generally pull this shit all the time.

I hope that finaaalllly, India might get some laws that will actually help these women but then I worry about the enforcement (or lack thereof) of these new laws.
little_rachael 30th-Dec-2012 08:22 am (UTC)
Holy shit, that's sad and infuriating. Fucking police. Is there any country on earth where they actually act like compassionate human beings?
very_veggie 31st-Dec-2012 12:14 am (UTC)
"During an address to the chief ministers of India's states on Thursday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged to bring in new laws to cover attacks on women."

You can pass all the laws you want, but if the police won't enforce them HOW WILL THAT HELP?
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