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Murdered for saying no

Update: I changed the title. It was meant as angry irony, but – well I can see why it didn’t work.

And in Uttar Pradesh – a teenage girl resists “eve teasing” and the guy who was “eve teasing” her, i.e. demanding sex from her, throws kerosene on her and sets her on fire.

She died.

The girl, who suffered nearly 90 per cent burns, was rushed to the District Hospital and later she was referred to Aligarh Medical College for better treatment.

Mourning the death, the girl’s father said that the police had not taken action against the culprit who had used his influence to harass his daughter.

“I had complained to the police. If they had acted then, my daughter would not have had to suffer so much pain. I am a weak man, and the culprit is powerful. Also, I am a poor man, and my tea stall is all I have to sustain my children with,” said the victim’s father.

“Teasing” is not the right word.

 

Comments

  1. grumpyoldfart says

    Those Indians can be real little scallywags sometimes can’t they?

    At least the police have the sense not to make a fuss about it all.

  2. Silentbob says

    I had to look it up:

    Eve teasing refers to the temptress nature of Eve, placing responsibility on the woman as a tease.

    You’re right. Not the right word.

  3. says

    This barbaric behaviour is simply allowed to go on because “I am a poor man, and my tea stall is all I have to sustain my children with,” said the victim’s father – and nobody gives a damn about the poor in India. He’d already reported it, and the police took no action, because he had no pull due to his poverty-stricken status.

    In the New Deli case, the badly injured friend of the medical student who died, was asked to show the police ‘in good light.’

    Life is so cheap in India, especially when you are somebody of no importance. Survival of the powerful rules! Women and girls are inconsequential. The women [and caring men] should rise up and fight against the inhumane cruelty meted out to them, because of their mere existence. They’re just treated as objects and there only to cater for the selfish needs of the patriarchy.

  4. sheila says

    Darn right that “teasing” is not the word. Nor is “honor killing”. Both are deliberatelydesigned to disguise what’s happening.

  5. michaelpowers says

    I can understand the angry irony. I just don’t get it. I don’t get that they don’t get it. If this is what passes a courting ritual, I’m surprised that they’re able to procreate at all.

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