Swarup shared this link. Classmates rape girl, burn her to death.
On Saturday afternoon, the girl was alone at home when three of her college mates came to visit her with an invite for a function. Once inside, they bolted the door, poured kerosene over her and set her ablaze, police said.
Her screams alerted neighbours and an uncle of the victim, who rushed inside and nabbed the accused. Residents informed the police, who took the three into their custody.
And once again,
1. Like 98% of sexual assaults against women [Link], the rapists and brutal murderers were not strangers.
2. Like 98% of sexual assault victims, she was not in a dark and lonely place.
3. Like 98% of sexual assault cases, the assault appears to be preplanned.
4. Like almost 98% of the times, the Police first attempted to ‘understand’ the crime (with the ‘spurned lovers’ angle)
The Police should investigate the history and backgrounds of such criminals, because young adults ‘learn’ how safe it is to rape and burn women in India when they see the victims being blamed when they sexually harass (‘eve teas’), molest and stalk them.
The Police might find that maybe one of them has a tendency, like Ram Singh in Delhi Bus Gang Rape case, to ‘lose his temper’?
This is why all acts of sexual harassment should be taken seriously, even when there is no grievous physical injury.
Do you think all those men who feel entitled to women’s ‘Yes’ for whatever they have in mind (marriage, obedience, sex, going out for coffee, faith in their better judgment) become violent criminals?
It’s dangerous that we associate aggression and violence with ‘manliness’, and such ideas of manliness as normal human behaviour.