Wed, Aug 11, 2010
Teenager forced to parade in the nude

A teenage girl in India was stripped and forced to walk naked for almost 8km, being beaten and groped by hundreds of men along the way, as punishment for loving a boy from another community.

According to The Times of India some men recorded videos on mobile phones as the 17-year-old tribal girl staggered along to the sound of beating drums

News reports also indicate that the incident happened in April but police only started their investigation recently.

Speculated reasons for this include the girl being too traumatised to tell police - while village leaders kept silent.

Police acted after being made aware of the video being sent around in a MMS clip dubbed "Adibasi girl". They arrested six people including Chundu Murmu - the son-in-law of the local village council head - to assist investigations.

On Monday, police also arrested another five people for allegedly circulating a video of the teenager.

The Times of India described the video as horrific, noting how the girl had "a dazed, dead look on her face as she staggers along dusty dirt tracks".

The article also described how she tried to protect her modesty but was grabbed by men who molested her, laughing, "as the drums beat up a frenzy".



Bookmark and Share

  178 fake monks arrested in Inner Mongolia
  Hong Kong woman hacks off mother's head
  Violence against women
  Taliban execute pregnant woman in Afghanistan
  Teenager forced to parade in the nude
  Kuwait foils smuggling of 37,000 bottles of whisky
  Sex attackers are often friends or family
  Prosecutors want longer prison term for Swiss train vandal
  Thief drives off with 3-year-old boy in car
  Man dies in karaoke row
Teen had sex with 7 men since June
Community must do its part
Community must do its part
Get-rich-quick firm raided
CCTVs lessen crime by 30%

Elsewhere in AsiaOne...

Motoring: Is it that easy to get fake licence plates?

Business: Cloud attracting hackers, warns security body