INDIA

09.05.13

Rape Victim Ordered to Marry Rapist’s Son

The girl is 6 and the boy is 8 years old.

As if India’s rape problems could get any worse. After a 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 40-year-old man, a council ordered the girl to marry the man’s 8-year-old son. According to police, the man locked the girl in a room and raped her, but instead of filing a complaint, caste elders met up to determine the man’s fate. Even as the council was meeting, the man again raped the girl on Wednesday, police said. The girl’s parents and her rapist have turned down the marriage agreement. Police arrested the man and are currently launching an investigation.