By Theodore Shoebat
A Hindu man in India named Suguna Devi, and his wife, broke into a home and grabbed a thirteen year old girl. Devi dragged her to the woods where he raped her. This story is just one illustration to the immense rape epidemic going on in India. A report tells us:
The reed-thin 13-year-old was folding clothes when Suguna Devi and her husband burst into the hut and dragged her out of her home in Swang Gulgulia Dhoura, a remote village in India.
Devi’s husband then took the screaming girl into the woods and raped her in retribution for a crime of the previous night, when the teen’s brother had “crept, partly disrobed, into Suguna Devi’s house” and tried to molest her, The New York Times reported.
They were there to exact what the Times calls “village justice,” an eye-for-an-eye approach to crime and punishment that has long prevailed in the distant rural reaches of India.
Now police have arrested both men, and the village leader has been arrested on suspicion of ordering the rape.
In other parts of India, sexual assault has been imposed as punishments with horrifying ferocity. A woman in West Bengal who committed adultery with a married man was taken and gang-raped by as many as 15 men—under order of an elected village head.
Like many remote villages, Swang Gulgulia Dhoura is deeply isolated, and its inhabitants are too far from police stations for regular policing, so they rely on village leaders for justice.
The men involved in this case were only taken into police custody after the girl reported the ordeal. “The girl limped back to her family’s hut 45 minutes later, and then set out on the hourlong walk to the nearest police station,” the Times reported.