In many cases of rape it has been seen that people make rape survivor marry her rapist and close the matter in a nasty way , but a brave teenager rape survivor from UP has stood up against these dirty ways of saving the rapist from punishment for this type of heinous crime.

A teen girl from UP gave birth to her rapist’s child on Thursday after courts refused her the permission to abort. Battling trauma,stigma and societal insult that has come with being an unwed mother so young , the girl, who turned 14 this month, has refused offers of marriage from the family of her rapist.

source : huffpost/Representative Image
source : huffpost/Representative Image

The teenager, staring at her unwanted child, said, “I want the court to sentence him for life for what he has done to me. His family wants me to marry him now to save him from a jail term. In such a way, all rapists will be freed if they are given an option to marry rape survivors. Even if I marry him, he can abandon me and the baby later.She said she wants life in jail for her violator, not herself as a gift for him.Look where he has left me. It will be humiliating for me to accept the man as my husband and forgive him everything”.

She added, “After my fellow villagers learned about my pregnancy, my family and I are being insulted, abused and threatened regularly. Though Asif (Accused Rapist) committed the crime, I have been paying a heavy price for it.”

Fortunately for her, she has her grieving father by her side, who said people might want her to take up the proposal of marriage and put an end to the matter, but he stands by his daughter’s decision.
The girl’s father said that there is no point of compromise in the matter. “The marriage, if at all, is only to save the accused from legal trouble,” he said. “I stand with my daughter when she says a rapist should not be allowed to marry his victim. There should be punishment for it.”

The Indian Feed salutes the bravery of this teenager and condemns all those deplorable and disgraceful activities which are done to refrain the victim from getting Justice.

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