Indian Politician Pledges £1,000 Rewards For Killing Rapists After Youths Gang-raped Two Sisters
Following the incessant rise in the case of sex attacks carried out in Bihar, a state in India, a politician, Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav has announced a reward of £1,000 in cash to anyone who kills a rapist in the state.
The Indian politician and a former parliamentarian, pledged the reward of Rs100,000 (over ₦400, 000) in cash after an official report revealed that more than 7,300 incidents of rape have taken place over the past six years in the eastern state.
Yadav, who founded the Jan Adhikar Party in 2015 , made the declaration shortly after meeting with the two sisters who were gang-raped by seven youths in Bihar’s northern Sitamarhi district.
According to the report from Daily Mail, the girls who were waiting for their mother near their home was abducted by seven boys who took them to an isolated place in the district, which is a Holy place for Hindus because it is the birthplace of wife of the God Ram, Sita.
The boys then filmed themselves raping the two sisters and posted the videos on social media.
On Wednesday, according to Gulf News, Yadav said; ‘I will give Rs100,000 for killing one rapist. If a person kills two rapists, he will be given Rs200,000 and so on,
‘Rape fills poison in the life of victims who are left to die a slow death every day.
‘While no-one would want to marry such girls, even if their weddings had been finalised, maximum chances are that [the marriage] would get broken once the husbands get aware of these incidents.
“Yadav also blamed two successive national governments for failing to act since an infamous 2012 case whereby a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern was beaten, gang-raped and tortured on a bus in Delhi.
Yadav demanded that rape cases become a priority for the courts and perpetrators given a death sentence within three months of being found guilty.