30 Sep '17, 10am

Convicted Rapists Were Released From Prison Because Their Victim Was "Promiscuous" | Care2

Convicted Rapists Were Released From Prison Because Their Victim Was "Promiscuous" | Care2

In a story devastating in its familiarity, a court released convicted gang rapists because, young as they were, it would be a “travesty” to keep them in prison and their victim was “promiscuous” anyway. Two judges at an Indian high court decided to suspend the sentences of three law students convicted in March of gang rape and blackmail, among other crimes. Hardik Sikri and Karan Chhabra were sentenced to 20 years in prison and Vikas Garg to seven. Sikri had a month-long, consensual relationship with the unnamed victim in 2013. When she broke up with him, he spent the next 18 months using her nude photographs to blackmail and rape her and force her to have sex with his two friends, Chhabra and Garg. All three appealed their convictions to the high court, and the court decided to grant them bail while their appeal was heard. That decision alone is horrific enough, but the s...

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