An Indian father has tortured and murdered his 14 year old daughter’s rapist after inviting him to the family home for dinner Friday night in New Delhi’s Khajuri Khas region.
The attack came after the father is said to have been furious with the rape of his daughter at the hands of the 45 year old married man.
Surrendering himself to a local police station at 4 am in the morning, the 36 year old father told how he had invited the man to the family home for dinner before restraining the man and burning his genitals using heating tongs and there after strangling him to death.
Based on the father’s statement, police said the deceased, a medicine supplier, had allegedly raped the man’s minor daughter two months ago. At the time the father declined to approach police fearing ‘a bad name for his daughter.’
Offered a police representative: ‘The father called the medicine supplier over to his house saying he wanted to discuss some issue. He served him dinner. After the meal, the father overpowered the man and tied him to a chair. He got heated tongs and burned the supplier’s genitals before strangling him to death. He came to the police station and surrendered himself.’
The father reportedly gave police a detailed account of how he tortured the man to death.
Added the police representative: ‘Based on his statement, we sent a team to the spot and recovered the body. It has been sent for a post-mortem examination and his family has been informed. A case of murder has been registered and the 36-year-old man was arrested.’
According to the father the rape happened two months ago, while he was at work, the daughter’s rapist had come calling at the family house. On finding the 14 year old girl alone at home, the father told how the man raped her.
Subsequent to the rape, the rapist purportedly threatened the girl with dire consequences if she spoke about the incident to anyone. Police said the girl, however, told her father about it the same day. The man also told police that he did not approach them as he feared that neighbours and relatives would blame his daughter for the incident. Police said the father had been planning the murder since the day he found out about his daughter’s alleged rape. He further told police that he used to get furious whenever he saw the man happy with his family while his daughter was suffering.
Although the father confessed to the murder, he would claim he did not mean to kill him.
Told the father: ‘I burned his genitals once, he screamed. I did it again, he shuddered. When I did it the third time..he did not move. He was dead…I did not want to kill him.’
Since the alleged rapist’s murder commentators on the web have cited the father’s reticence at India’s corrupt legal system as well as that nations disregard for female rights and authorities general disregard when it comes to investigating such matters as something that must have prompted the man to take the law into his own hands. Other commentators would also note that such instances rather than damning the actions of the man often in fact besmirch the reputation of the women, that is the victim and her family, a prevailing attitude which often regards women as subordinate in a patriarchal culture.
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