Village council tells woman who was raped to accept $410 and drop the case

A village council in India urged the family of a young woman who had been raped at gunpoint to accept Rs20,000 (S$410) and bury the past, reported Tamil Nesan.

The rape happened in Bareilly​, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh a fortnight ago when the woman was delivering lunch to her father who was working in the fields.

The 20-year-old woman was waylaid by a man who took her to a deserted spot and raped her at gunpoint.

Inaction of police

Police initially refused to accept the complaint against the man as he belongs to an influential family.

The authorities also turned down a request from the woman’s family to conduct a medical examination.

The council's decision and the inaction of the police caused an uproar from local residents, who are now demanding that action be taken against the council.

Source: The Star

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