Hey, you know that one Bible verse that tells rape victims to marry their attackers? You know, Deuteronomy 22:28-29? Did you think that was just a relic of Stone Age morality, and that sort of thing could never happen anymore? Well think again:
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.
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.
Fuck everything. Seriously. It’s things like this that make me lose my faith in humanity.