Two-day rape trial 'sets example'

India
September 13, 2007 1:41am CST
A Court in the north Indian state of Bihar has sentenced a man to 7 years in prison for rape after just two days of hearings. It just might be the fastest such court case in Indian history, to have delivered verdict within such a short period of time. Most cases in India take years, some actually drag on for decades. This court in Bihar (considered as most "lawless" state in India) has set the right example to all the other bigger courts with all the hot-shot lawyers and even more bigger star judges. It comes as a slap in the face of Indian law system, which despite having all the right resources to gather evidence, drag on for years and years. This case came before Judge Arun Kumar Srivastava who delivered his rapid verdict last week after hearing the testimonies of the doctor and the police. This is where the important role of the police comes into action. The police were quick in sending the girl for a medical examination. Once the rape was confirmed, the police pressed charges without losing anymore time. We need more people like Judge Srivastava and senior police officer Mr. Abhayanand to restore people's faith in the system, which is otherwise fast eroding.
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@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
13 Sep 07
Very good. I think it's definitely an example to follow. I'm sick of hearing of all rapists who never get cought because women are afraid to talk. And it's highly impossible to fake the rape so this kind of cases should be deatlt with quickly. Of course that was a specific case as indetity of the rapist was known. Police have done very well, I wish they would work as fast in my country.