Indian Supreme Court asks rape accused to marry victim

10:30 AM | 3 Mar, 2021
Indian Supreme Court asks rape accused to marry victim

NEW DELHI – Indian Supreme Court witnessed a rather bizarre exchange as the Chief Justice asked a government servant accused of repeatedly raping a minor girl whether he would marry the victim.

The statements of the Indian top court have provoked a wave of outrage. According to a report, a bench headed by Chief Justice Indian Chief Justice asked the accused whether he was ready to marry the victim.

The sexual assault accused is a government employee in the power department in Maharashtra and was questioned by the court while he has approached the court for bail in the rape case.

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SC told the accused that if you want to get married, we will reconsider the application, or else you will go to prison and lose your job.

On the other hand, a report Indian National Crime Records Bureau depicted that one woman is raped every 15 minutes in India.

The report said that in 2017, a total of more than 360,000 cases of crimes against women and violence were registered in India, most of which were rape cases.

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