Sunday, September 8, 2013

INDIA - Family of Indian rape victim burns rapist to death

Man set on fire
Original Article

So much for a fair trial!


By Jonathan Wolfe

The family of an Indian rape victim recently demanded a financial payment from the man who raped their daughter. When the man could not meet the family’s financial demands, they burned him to death.

38-year-old Raju Vishwkarma raped a girl from the Indian village of Katni on April 30 of this year. The girl’s parents filed a complaint to police, and Vishwkarma was taken to jail. He spent one month in jail before being released on bail.

After his release, the victim called Vishwkarma to her house to negotiate a compromise. The girl’s family wanted Rs 2 lakh from Vishwkarma, which is roughly $5,000.

When Vishwkarma couldn’t meet the family’s financial demand they poured kerosene all over him and set him on fire. He suffered severe burns and was rushed to the hospital.

Vishwkarma’s burn injuries proved too damaging to recover from, and he died this morning.

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