Child rape victim forced to marry her attacker's 8-year-old son & it's so wrong

A 6-year-old girl is raped by a 40-year-old viejo asqueroso and instead of calling the police, her parents go to council elders so they can decide the fate of the rapist. The elders' decision is so ludicrous that it's hard to believe it's real. According to these men, the rape victim must now marry her rapist's 8-year-old son! Have they lost their minds?


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So let me get this straight, the elders are basically saying they want to give the rapist complete access to his victim by making her a part of his family? I've tried to understand the logic behind their outrageous decision, but I've come up empty. Then again, we're talking India here and if the shocking news coming out that country lately regarding the absolute violation of women's and girls' rights is any indication, this sounds like an everyday crime.

Luckily, the little girl's parents did not accept the elders' decision and launched a protest against it. In the meantime, the alleged rapist took advantage of his victim once again this week, but this time, advised by a group of social activists, her parents filed a complaint with police. 

The man has been arrested and police are now investigating the case, including the council leaders and their ridiculous decision. I hope all of them are found guilty of abuse and sent to jail for a long time. I'll probably sound very ignorant saying this, but I'd hate to be a woman in India and I'd be terrified to have children there.

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Topics: abuse  children  child abuse  rape  sexual abuse