One alleged rape victim in India took justice into her own hands when she reportedly decapitated a 5-year-old boy as a form of revenge against the man she claims sexually assaulted her.
The teenager, who is from a village in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state, says she was attacked by the boy’s father, Rinku, earlier this month after he offered her whitener – a print erasing substance that is sometimes misused as an intoxicant.
According to police, the teen girl kidnapped the young boy while he was playing.
The boy’s body was allegedly found wrapped in a polythene bag when dogs dragged the half burnt body out from beneath a pile of bricks.
Police have now charged the girl with murder, while the rape investigation is still ongoing after the alleged attacker was ‘booked’.
Speaking to the Times of India, Police officer OP Singh, said:
There are certain things that need to be kept in mind – the girl is a drug addict and has often got into scuffles with people over minor issues. The girl’s mother is unwell and father a labourer, she is coming from a very poor family background. There is no family discipline either. She has been spotted consuming drugs. A fair inquiry will be done.
Rape continues to be a very controversial issue in India and some have speculated that the girl may have felt she wouldn’t receive true justice through the courts, which could be why she resorted to such “eye for an eye” methods.