Originally posted by lotus8
This I posted in the crime patrol forum as I felt like debating if seven years was justified-
He was fully drunk, couldn't control and apologized zillion times. No
denying, it was a rape and he accepted that he was wrong and had no
control under the alcohol influence. I am a woman and want to debate
with forum members if his punishment was justified. I think, community
service or heavy financial penalty or any other punishment would have
been justified but seven years in jail was too harsh for a student for
this act with no previous backlog of such acts. Even that woman accepted
that he was not in his senses. I am not condoning off his offense but
one has to see the circumstances and the malicious feelings, background
and if she ever felt any warning signs. If it was my son or brother, I
would have also called that lady in distress zillion times to apologize
and ask for forgiveness for this offense. It is a shame that for this
case in 2005, the system used the fast court and there have been real
worse cases since then which were done by men while fully conscientious,
and the system took forever to solve them or to leave them. The only
part I feel that would have helped him would have been to speak very
honestly in front of the judge and stand up to his act. While the lawyer
twisted things against the lady which caused more harm.
healthy discussions only if you would like to- I have put myself in that
woman's shoes and I am totally against the crime on women. My only
point is that seven years in jail was too harsh for this crime compared
to only ten years for the physiotherapy gang rape in the bus.
I am getting your point. I think the case became more serious because the rape victim was a foreign girl. The High Commission pressurized the Police to take actions.
A rape is a rape..and it is assumed that whatever a person does, is doing that with his complete knowledge and consciousness...
If he knew that he gets out of control after having wine, he could have said NO to wine politely.
And, the most important thing, although he was not in his senses, but still, the girl had to suffer.
She had to bear the pain of undergoing such physical torture...
ONE MISTAKE CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE.