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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday September 03 2015, @05:27AM   Printer-friendly
from the not-something-to-joke-about dept.

One of the sisters who has been sentenced to be repeatedly raped because her brother eloped with a woman from a higher caste has said she cannot return home because she fears village elders will want to take revenge on her.

An illegal jury, composed of male upper caste Baghpat village elders, reportedly ordered the gang rape of Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her 15-year-old sister after their brother Ravi eloped with a married woman, known only as Krishna, from a higher caste.

Ms Kumari, fearing for their lives, petitioned India's Supreme Court for protection. The case brought international attention after an Amnesty International petition to save the two girls from the punishment garnered more than 200,000 signatures.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @08:18AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @08:18AM (#231628)

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @11:16AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday September 03 2015, @11:16AM (#231670)

    It is common to have multiple accounts and even anonymous posts attacking certain users.

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