They rape a class mate, they also make an MMS of their act. Then, when they are arrested and interrogated, they are so ashamed that all five of them offer to marry the girl they raped.
Most Indian rapists don’t expect the crime to be reported or taken seriously (or else they won’t dare make videos of their own crimes). They are also used to the society acting like their lawyers – shaming, blaming and silencing the victims. So these arrests must have come as a shock to them. They seem to believe the offer would make them seem suitably ashamed? What kind of life-partners do these five rapists think they would make for any woman?
Police said that a month after the incident, the accused had visited a cybercafé near their school to get a CD made of the clippings so they could allegedly blackmail the victim in the future.
What do you think do these young Indian men think marriage is? What makes them have that idea of marriage?
Patna, Aug 1: Five persons accused of gang raping a girl in Patna’s Rajvanshi Nagar have told police that they were ashamed of their act and want to marry the victim…
Patna police says, all of them now want to marry the minor schoolgirl.
“During interrogation, they felt ashamed of their act and repented before they were produced in court,” a police officer said.
Does the police seem sympathetic to the rapists? Why was marrying the victim seen as an option?
Rachna on Naari blog (in Hindi) asks,
It’s disgusting that a rapist thinks marrying him would be an honorable option for the rape victim.
So, who needs to look honorable in the society? And who is seen as capable of providing that dignity?
One of the rapists was the victim’s boy friend, what do you think must be the mental state of the teenager after a betrayal like this?
Read more about these five rapists here.
“When offenders are normally punished, the woman doesn’t benefit in any way. And the offender knows this. So it’s still a net loss for the victim, regardless of punishment. The purpose has been served. She was “taught a lesson”. But imagine if the victim were to benefit from the offender? Then he would think ten times before carrying out his plan. Because far from “teaching her a lesson”, he knows he will have to suffer to directly benefit her! No longer can he just assault her and have no more connection to the woman, leaving her with the shame and horror of what happened. Instead, his hard earned money will be transferred to her regularly.” [Molestation Cases – Make the Offender Pay the Victim]
Don’t you think instead of letting rapists suggest getting married to the victim, they should have to not just go to the jail but also pay compensation to the victim?