“The family of the accused came to us and demanded that we compromise. They also said we should let our daughter marry him. They threatened to frame us with false charges,” the victim’s mother cried.
The victim’s family claims that the rapist’s family was forcing them to get the young girl married to their son. Allegedly, they even pressurized them to drop the charges against their son and solve the matter outside the court. The minor could not handle the humiliation and consumed excessive amount of pesticide last night.
“We have lost our daughter forever. We only want justice now, the accused should be hanged,” one of the relatives said.
Rape cases have been making the headlines of Indian newspapers since last December. Influential people have spoken on the matter while judiciary is been pressurized to make amendments in the law, so that rapists can be given exemplary punishments.