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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:47 PM

Nirbhaya case: Four Indian men executed for 2012 Delhi bus rape and murder

Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Mukesh Singh were sentenced to death by a trial court in 2013.

The four were hanged in the capital's high-security Tihar prison in the first executions in India since 2015.

The victim died from her injuries days after being raped by six men on a moving bus. The incident caused outrage and led to new anti-rape laws in India.

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ix people were arrested for the attack. One of them, Ram Singh, was found dead in jail in March 2013, having apparently taken his own life.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-51969961

From an interview by BBC

Along with three of the other attackers, Singh is now appealing against his death sentence. In 16 hours of interviews, Singh showed no remorse and kept expressing bewilderment that such a fuss was being made about this rape, when everyone was at it.

"A decent girl won't roam around at nine o'clock at night. A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy," he said.

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People "had a right to teach them a lesson" he suggested - and he said the woman should have put up with it.

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One of the men I interviewed, Gaurav, had raped a five-year-old girl. I spent three hours filming his interview as he recounted in explicit detail how he had muffled her screams with his big hand.

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When I asked him how he could cross the line from imagining what he wanted to do, to actually doing it - given her height, her eyes, her screams - he looked at me as though I was crazy for even asking the question and said: "She was beggar girl. Her life was of no value."

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31698154

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rpannier Mar 19 OP
evertonfc Mar 19 #1
at140 Mar 19 #2
SCantiGOP Mar 19 #4
ansible Mar 20 #7
clementine613 Mar 20 #9
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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:54 PM

1. adios

 

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 10:56 PM

2. Does anyone gets executed for rape in USA?

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:14 PM

4. No

Only murder with extra circumstances, like torture, multiple victims, for hire, etc

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:54 AM

7. William Bonin comes to mind, but he only raped men

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Response to at140 (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 02:06 PM

9. Not unless the victim dies.

Kennedy vs. Louisiana (2008) basically outlawed the death penalty for any non-fatal crime.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kennedy_v._Louisiana

(Yes, I know in this case the victim did die...)

It should be noted that this decision was handed down during the 2008 campaign. Both Barack Obama and John McCain criticized the ruling.

Obama:

"I have said repeatedly that I think that the death penalty should be applied in very narrow circumstances for the most egregious of crimes...I think that the rape of a small child, six or eight years old*, is a heinous crime and if a state makes a decision that under narrow, limited, well–defined circumstances the death penalty is at least potentially applicable, that that does not violate our Constitution."

* This was the crime of which Kennedy was convicted.

McCain:

"...an assault on law enforcement’s efforts to punish these heinous felons for the most despicable crime. That there is a judge anywhere in America who does not believe that the rape of a child represents the most heinous of crimes, which is deserving of the most serious of punishments, is profoundly disturbing."

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 11:01 PM

3. Better late than never.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:45 AM

5. Good.

I'm glad they are dead. Their lives were of no value.

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 12:49 AM

6. ugh so horrific

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Response to rpannier (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 01:07 AM

8. And nothing of value was lost.

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