Man accused of attempted rape in India is ordered to wash and iron the clothes of all 2,000 women in his village for six months in bail deal
A man accused of attempted rape has been ordered to wash and iron the clothes of all 2,000 women in his village for six months as a bail condition.
Ln Kumar, 20, will have to buy the detergent and other items needed to provide six months of free laundry services to the woman of Majhor in Bihar state, under the ruling made on Wednesday.
Kumar, who washes clothes for a living, was arrested in April on charges including attempted rape, Santosh Kumar Singh, a police officer in Bihar's Madhubani district told AFP news agency.
比哈尔邦Madhubani区的一名警官Santosh Kumar Singh告诉法新社，库马尔以洗衣服为生，今年4月被逮捕，罪名包括强奸未遂。
He was also required to pay a bail bond. No date has been set for his trial.
Kumar's lawyer said the accused was ready to 'do community service relating to his profession' in order to show his professed respect for women.
'All the women in the village are happy with the court decision, cmed Nasima Khatoon, the head of the village council.
India's rape laws were overhauled after a 2012 gang rape in New Delhi but the number of offences remains high, with more than 28,000 rapes reported in 2020.
The actual number is likely to be much higher.
Jetza, Sheffield, United Kingdom
I think if I lived in that village I would have preferred a proper prison sentence for the man rather than having him do my laundry!
Mandyk8836, Birmingham, United Kingdom
I would not be trusting him to wash my clothes. He could be commiting or 'attempting' further acts using the clothes. What a stupid sentence.
Say It Nicely, Belluno, United States
Cool ruling - that will teach him, please send this judge to the USA, we need a more efficient change in the justice sy em
Vivien, Mulhouse, United Kingdom
the humiliation will be enough to cure him, hopefully.
Pammy73, ST. ASAPH
What a great punishment - should happen here in UK...
Yeshua..., Jerusalem, Israel
This is not a punishment especially when the females have to keep interacting with thier a.ttacker...
Cripes, Airy Fairy Land , United Kingdom
I wouldn't let him anywhere near anything of mine.
flowerpower, Bristol, United Kingdom
Great idea, but still No justice..
Roxy1973, Waterlooville, United Kingdom
Oh the shame of it day in day out for six months. Serves him and I'm sure he'll get a fair amount of stick in the process.
Stuckinarut, London, United Kingdom
ChuckMcGill, Barrow-in-Furnace, United Kingdom
I hope the justice department see this article.
Papierplume99, Montreal, Canada
How is that a proper punishment?
Relaxedathome, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
That will teach him!
bmailmax , london, United Kingdom
Bored bored bored, North Lincs, United Kingdom
is that all?
I think it's an excellent idea!
Begbysmidnitemadness, The Great North East, United Kingdom
a bet he loves that.. ?
Akahn, Colorado, United States
Hey it's a good start...
A True Human Being , Bon, United Kingdom
I think it would be very shameful act in indian village where all households know each other very well from generations
Sunrunner, Colorful Colorado, United States
He should be doing the prison's laundry, and from behind bars. I wouldn't let him touch my laundry.
Tugela, Oslo, Norway
20 years maybe. 6 months is laughable