Rape charges against Indian army officers dropped after they agree to marry their victims
After reading this story you can be grateful to have American parents and not parents who sell you and your sister off to your rapist in matrimony.
Two junior officers in the Indian army have had rape charges against them dropped after agreeing to marry their victim and her sister.
Sachin Gupta, 27, and Saurabh Chopra, 25, were accused of luring a 21-year-old woman to a hotel where they raped her and filmed the attack on their mobile phones.
The families of the two alleged rapists offered money to have the charges dropped.
However, the victim’s family said their complaints would only be withdrawn if the two men married not just the alleged victim, but also her younger sister, aged 19.
Once the deal was agreed, the joint wedding took place at the local temple in Bareilly, a city in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
The bridegrooms were absent from the ceremony as they were not allowed to be released from prison until the marriages had been formalised.
After that, the pair were freed from jail.
This kind of system doesn’t seem to have a grasp on what a punishment is.