Mix just enough truth with gossip, add the internet and one gets a story that is both sensational and sets a fire in the hearts of all who desire mercy. The original story, as reported by the Daily Mail, was of two sisters who were sentenced to be raped in central India because their brother ran off with a higher caste married woman.
The village counsel in Uttar Pradesh has denied allegations of said ruling against the two Indian sisters. There was such an international dissent caused by this story, that Amnesty International started an online petition seeking protection and justice for the girls.
Reuters has investigated and found that the story began as gossip. Of course, it's always hard to determine the truth when it comes to the tightly-controlled mainstream media.
The council in the region said that no order was ever passed.
Read more on page 2 on how a little bit of truth can set a story on fire.
So WTF is true?
Could be true…one must remember that there are countries in the world that the local culture has no real use for females, except for sex and work.
India holds one of the highest death rates on a daily basis the world over. The ethics, laws, and human rights there are subhuman, garbage at best.
To have a woman not a virgin before marriage would put shame on the family and this would in some parts of India be worse than death. So I can see how this could be possibly be true. However this “punishment” was not sentenced by the police force but by others in that specific location x