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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Photo: Tired of court battles, woman 'forced' to marry the man who raped her when she was a minor

A Tamil Nadu woman, who had resisted a Madras High Court suggestion to marry the man she accused of raping her when she was a minor, was forced to marry him. (pictured with her daughter)..

On December 29, 2015, tired of the court battles, the 22-year-old woman returned to him with her daughter born out of the rape after his conviction was set aside by another High Court judge and her case sent back to the lower court. She told the Cuddalore Mahila Court that she had married the accused after a settlement and they were now living together. The case was therefore closed and the man acquitted by the court.

Last June, Justice D Devadass, citing religion and its capacity for reconciliation, had referred her case for mediation with the accused. But the woman had slammed the order:

"Did the judge ever think how I suffered all these years? He knew I had a baby from that rape. And now this single order of his wants me to go through that suffering again."

In October, Justice A Selvam set aside the man’s conviction and the fine imposed on him. He referred the case back to the Cuddalore court for fresh trial on an appeal filed by the man who claimed the girl was a “major” when they had a “consensual” relationship.

The victim said she was 15 when she was raped in 2008. Her parents passed away and she became the mother of a child born from the rape. The man was convicted and fined Rs 2 lakh by the Cuddalore Mahila Court in 2014 based on evidence that included DNA samples.

Last October, when the man’s second appeal was being heard by the High Court, the prosecution submitted the woman’s school transfer certificate to prove she was only 15 when she was raped, and that sex with a minor was rape under the law.
 
But Justice Selvam observed that the trial court had only relied on her oral submission and had failed to examine documents establishing her age. Justice Selvam referred the case back to the lower court for verification of her age and also set aside the man’s conviction. The trial court was directed to refund the fine and compensation sum that had been paid by the accused.

The woman’s brother told The Indian Express that she was “helpless” after the second High Court order.

"After the HC referred her case back to Cuddalore, the court summoned officials to verify the authenticity of her birth certificate. The proceedings went on for days. One day, she took her child to the court and said she will marry him and go with him.
 
"The last HC order had dashed her hopes. I was struggling without a job, and she felt she was being a burden, dependent on me. She knew he (the accused) was trying to marry her only to escape conviction. He succeeded," her brother said.

Justice K Chandru, a retired High Court judge, said being the appellate authority, the High Court could have verified the documents proving the girl’s age within a week or two instead of referring back her case and releasing the convict."

Source: Indian Express

98 comments:

Jenny Duby said...

This one na by force marriage... Good for him.

Freeman Joshua said...

D judge is stupid.....he's lucky dat he is nt in naija....we wud hav smoked his a**

Nene Georgina said...

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Anonymous said...

So bad






READ HOW I MEET HIM AND SINCE THEN I HAVE NOT BEEN THE SAME

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Bad judgement






~make I go take one bottle of beer~

Di Mateo Xavie said...

Thia one pass me ooo...dont even have somtin tangibke to commment on this...my dear God be ur strenght

Miss P. said...

Only in India can things like this happen. Its quite unfortunate, really.






























#GLORY2GLORY#

Miss P. said...

Only in India can things like this happen. Its quite unfortunate, really.






























#GLORY2GLORY#

chinelo okafor said...

Okwa free Raping offer! So that the man will continue where he stopped? That means that u are incorragine rape, for anybody can rape any woman he want inoder to get married to her.

Stupidity of the Century.

HECTOR EKITI said...

Judgment day...... Let's go Linda

moss said...

Imagine. Asap

Achi Izuegbunem said...

Na wah sha...Can you Imagine Rather than give her justice; She is now to settle down with a rapist...

ceedera said...

Hmmmmm

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

More torture. Dis is unfair


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Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Observed, imagine, am in love with Linda Ikeji for real and would wish to meet her in person as my 2016 resolution.

queenekine said...

Is it by force!do they know the pains n trauma that little girl went through?I wonder what this world is turning into!how can u rape a minor?when there are thousands of women everywhere?now,she is been force again to marry him!may God have mercy on the souls of men!take heart

favour ezeh said...

Linda pls enough of the rape,let's hear wedding,child church service and many more,pls.#Abi linda#

onah EMMANUEL EROCHUKWU said...

Its a pity↔Nwa_Nsukka

Anonymous said...

I fear for the man's life cos If I were the woman, I would simply put otapiapia in his meal

temitope faizat said...

Lobatan

Vivian Reginalds said...

Of course it'd be India
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

So sad..she shouldn't have complied to the courts decisions to along along with marriage she's alardy come along way fighting the case and taking care of her daughter alone.
She would have just remained a single mum or get lucky to meet a better man.
I can't imagine the trauma she'll be going through in that house with her rapist. GOD HAVE MERCY.

Olivia Ngene said...

Ah ah! Which kind thing!











#iT wiLL oNLy gEt beTTer
#iT mUsT eNd iN prAise

Tamia lixir said...

Things happen in this world.

Anonymous said...

Miscarried judgment

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Rape shouldn't b d order of d day. Its well wit her soul and all d best to her.

Anonymous said...

Indians and their penchant for rape. Being in Tamil nadu for a while now and convinced that men just rape for the sake patriarchy. Indian ladies dress decent yet we hear of rapes everywhere.

Solomon Chukwuka said...

Too bad....injustice against women

Angel Makiz said...

for what...angelmakiz@yahoo.com

Pearlie said...

What a world

JAYZSBOSS said...

Okokobioko

tosisochukwu said...

Imagine rubbish talk




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Nwariaku Munachi said...

It's very unfortunate

joseph zacks said...

aure donle...(God bless nigeria)

Anonymous said...

So sad..she shouldn't have complied to the courts decision to go along with the marriage she's already come a long way fighting the case and taking care of her daughter alone.
She would have just remained a single mum or get lucky to meet a better man.
I can't imagine the trauma she'll be going through in that house with her rapist. GOD HAVE MERCY

Maureen Mordi said...

Which kind mumu judgement be dt

Lola Williams said...

Imagine having to marry a beast, and you know fully well what he is. I feel for her and I pray all will be well with her and her daughter

Bibian Obunse said...

No be small by force marriage...

ezenwaka chioma said...

Nawa ooo ...Too bad

Uzodave Startech said...

Strange life. #IRepLIB

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

Dis is really unfortunate and doesn't worth d judgement she deserves.

damba israel said...

2 bad




My view not urs!!!!

Olayemi Joseph said...

indeed

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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Only in india shits like this always happen.
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

izy 2 nv said...

BROKEN SYSTEM. THIS IS HOW THEY TURN PPLE INTO MURDERS. SHE MAY END UP KILLING THE MAN IN HIS SLEEP ONE NIGHT.

OSINANL said...

Rubbish...

vivian Onyemachi said...

Which kin tin b dis..marriage to someone dat raped her..na wa
linda post my comment o
#IWASHERE

vivian Onyemachi said...

Which kin tin b dis..marriage to someone dat raped her..na wa
Linda post my comment o
#IWASHERE

desmond arinze said...

Nna ehh ihe na eme oooo

samson adele said...

O ma se oooo

Kachi Umeh said...

U look reasonable. .BT u comment proves otherwise. ..did u even read d story. ..

Kachi Umeh said...

U look reasonable. .BT u comment proves otherwise. ..did u even read d story. ..

Ruby Owanate said...

Eeya... its so unfortunate

maryjane micheal said...

Eya,wat a sad story...Mrs Tommy

Jamila Shaibu said...

Kaiiiiiiiii Indians are very wicked..

Omoh Sado said...

Na wa ooo. By fire by force

Omoh Sado said...

Na wa ooo. By fire by force

Omoh Sado said...

Na wa ooo. By fire by force

SHORTEST DUDE said...

Ok,sorry madam RAPEE

Anonymous said...

Encouraging not incorragine olodo

Ann Anthony said...

Na by force

Alpacino D said...

The water will be enough to iron out the white scruples, incase we 4get to bring it down

Kachi Umeh said...

Heeeyaa. ....I smell rape😤

Kachi Umeh said...

Heeeyaa. ....I smell rape😤

kenton onuorah said...

Wrong judgment

ella john said...

So stupid of her to agree marrying the man

ella john said...

So stupid of her to agree marrying the man

livingstone chibuike said...

Woman please move wit ur life

adewale okeowo said...

lol

















#Al sah-him

Linda's pearl said...

Marry a rapist, she should have anoda option...

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Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Dats so unfair.


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GHOSTFACE said...

Good

LINDAIKEJIWANNABE said...

I can't fit,would rather die than let someone that rape me touch me again,so traumatic

Comment by a naija model

Grace John said...

Pray he doesn't behead you in future.

Grace John said...

Pray he doesn't behead you in future.

cray ice said...

This is very bad. What signal are they sending to would be rapist? Don't worry lady, you will get the judgement you deserve in the judgement day.


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paparazi said...

mad people. Mad laws. This is crazy as hell. Women are always oppressed globally.

Anonymous said...

Women don suffer for this world o...

fitzgerald soffy said...

D

samo lee said...

Yes oo leave trash for lawma jo

KC said...

Serious by force marriage... It is well with her


(Linda d Kim K's fan)

anita gold said...

Nawa o

passions said...

He will leave with his sick act its jus d woman I pity

Cynhams Cakes & Pastries, Abuja. Home delivery. said...

She is going to be grossly unhappy in that marriage.
Some countries na wah. Forcing her to marry a rapist? Too bad.

Cynhams Cakes & Pastries, Abuja. Home delivery. said...

She is going to be grossly unhappy in that marriage.
Some countries na wah. Forcing her to marry a rapist? Too bad.

Anonymous said...

And for d girl?

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

what a life and world

Demo Akpe said...

Make she no go kill the man one day oo, her heart will still be better cause she married the man out of fustration when she cant get justice

maryjane micheal said...

Seen...Mrs Tommy

micheal effiom said...

Seen

Ogbewe Godfrey said...

She go finally kill the man.

Anonymous said...

Terrible injustice.

merit edeki said...

OK o

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Very bad! Umunwayi atagbugo onwe ha na afufu

adoye emmanuel said...

Thank God it's India,Linda note

Nobel J. said...

Wait oh is it mandatory?... Frustration +++

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