Elders In India Punish Gang Rape With A Fine and Sit-ups . . . Culprits Respond By Burning 16-Year-Old Victim Alive

JONATHAN TURLEY

1024px-Flag_of_India.svgThe BBC is reporting another shocking murder of a victim in a rape case in India.  We have followed the dire conditions for girls and women who are often traded away in marriages or subjected to child bride arrangements that are little more than religiously sanctioned rape.  The latest case involves a 16-year-old girl who was raped at a wedding and her attackers were then fined $750 and, according to the BBC, ordered to do 100 sit-ups.  While most of us are outraged by such light punishment, the attackers were outraged in their own right and beat the parents and then burned the victim alive.

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