Five sit-ups for 'rapist': Indian village council's verdict sparks outrage

09:51 PM | 25 Nov, 2022
Five sit-ups for 'rapist': Indian village council's verdict sparks outrage
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A village council in the Nawada District in India's Bihar State sentenced the alleged rapist of a minor girl to a very unique punishment -- he was told to do five sit-ups.

A viral video shows the accused doing sit-ups in front of a small crowd. The video of the “punishment” drew outrage on social media.

The man allegedly took a five-year-old to his poultry farm, promising her chocolates, and then assaulted her. When he was caught and produced before the village council, the elders gave an unusual verdict instead of handing him over to the police.

According to the council elders, the man was not found guilty of rape and he was punished only for taking the minor girl to a secluded area. 


Netizens used their power to tag the video to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Tejashwi Yadav, demanding a proper investigation into the incident.

Superintendent of Police Gaurav Mangla said an FIR had been registered and action would be taken against the accused. "On the basis of the viral video, an FIR was registered on the orders of the Nawada SP," the officer said.

According to media outlets, the SHO of the local police station stated, "An FIR has been registered in the case and all angles are being looked into as part of the ongoing investigation."

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 26 Feb 2024

Pakistani currency remains stable against US dollar in the open market on February 26, 2024 (Monday).

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.55 for selling.

Euro currently stands at 302 for buying and 305 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 352.5 for buying, and 356 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 76.1 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.35.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 26 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.5 282.55
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352.5 356
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.1 76.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.35 75.1
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.6 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.76 77.46
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.37
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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