Months after rejecting Madras HC judge's suggestion, women marries her rapist in Tamil Nadu

Months after rejecting the mediation suggestions by the Madras High Court , a 22-year-old woman married her rapist for a 'better' future of the child the child born out of assault. 

Updated: Jan 09, 2016, 11:43 AM IST
Months after rejecting Madras HC judge's suggestion, women marries her rapist in Tamil Nadu
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Cuddalore/Tamil Nadu: Months after rejecting the mediation suggestions by the Madras High Court , a 22-year-old woman married her rapist for a 'better' future of the child the child born out of assault. 

The rape victim from Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu withdrew her case in the Madras High Court against her rapist, who has assaulted her when she was a minor.  

The victim said she was not in a position to continue the long legal battle and for the sake of a better future of her child she has decided to reconcile and withdraw the case. 

On June 23 last year, Justice P Devadass of Madras High Court had directed the rapist, who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a trial court, to go for mediation. 

The court ruling directing the mediation in the rape case has created a controversy. The court's suggestion was later rejected by the victim saying that the suspect could go to any extent to escape punishment.