Skip to comments.Victim Refuses to Marry Rapist
Posted on 05/03/2005 6:23:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The victim of a sensational rape committed two years ago on Tuesday spurned her attacker's offer to marry her to atone for his sins, saying she wanted to see him hanged.
Bhura, convicted by a court for brutally raping a former nurse of Shanti Mukund Hospital made the marriage proposal just as the court was to pronounce his sentence on Tuesday.
"I will not marry him. In fact, I want him to get the severest punishment. I want him to be hanged so that it will be a lesson for all rapists," the 22-year-old woman told a television news channel.
A court on Tuesday summoned the woman to elicit her view on Bhura's proposal to marry her, saying "he is now a reformed man".
Bhura, who raped and gouged out the woman's eye at the hospital in East Delhi two years ago, submitted his proposal to Additional Sessions Judge JM Malik a few minutes before the pronouncement of his sentence.
Malik had April 27 held Bhura guilty of the offence, saying that the prosecution had been able to prove the case beyond all reasonable doubt.
Bhura further said that since nobody would now marry the victim because of her stigmatisation after the shameful incident, he had chosen to marry her to re-establish her in society and to repent for his act.
Taking Bhura's proposal on record, the judge summoned the victim and her father on Wednesday to record their opinion on Bhura's proposal.
Social activists too reacted sharply to the court's decision to adjourn the proceedings without pronouncing the sentence.
"It is highly objectionable. The court has set a wrong precedent. How can they admit an application from the man? The court is not a marriage bureau," said Brinda Karat, a member of the Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo and a leading rights activist.
Does anyone know if hanging is a possible sentence for the crime? I hope so.
I didn't know that Florida and India had a judge exchange program.
Some cultures have very strange ways of handling men who rape and their rape victims, old bible culture included since I do recall a bible story about this.
I think the guy should get life with regular conjugal visits from Elaina Bobbit, just to keep him well trimmed!
"'I will not marry him. In fact, I want him to get the severest punishment. I want him to be hanged so that it will be a lesson for all rapists,' the 22-year-old woman told a television news channel."
Sounds about right.
It would not surprise me if they made the gal marry him.
Well, that's not in the spirit of celebrating Diversity, is it?
Shame on her.
Guess it's an international thing for criminals to find some apathy for their victims IMMEDIATELY before sentencing.
I fail to see the difference here...
I fail to see the difference here...
Bad, bad, boy!
Lucky for her she was not Muslim or it would be her on the end of a rope.
The obvious difference is that hanging is quick and painless. And if you do it wrong, it won't take as long for the suffering to be over.
At least he knows that if he looses his job in India he can still immigrate to Florida or the Ninth Circuit and fit right into their crazy little niche.
Now THAT is gonna leave a mark!
I could see her being the Indian version of the Runaway Bride
Sheesh, I can't understand why she would reject his heartfelt marriage proposal.
It wouldn't have anything to do with a hanging ...
His next plan would be to try out for the Lakers or run as a Democrat abroad ...
Hang him by the eyeballs and kick him in the gonads 'til he blinks!
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