Vachathi verdict: 269 convicted, 17 for rape

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    Vachathi verdict: 269 convicted, 17 for rape

    New Delhi: A special court on Thursday pronounced the much-awaited judgement in the 1992 Vachathi case and convicted all 269 accused for atrocity on Dalits and 17 for rape. The forest, police and revenue officials were accused of brutal assault of tribal people and rape of several women during a search for smuggled sandalwood.

    Originally a total of 269 persons were cited as accused but 54 of them died during pendency of the case.

    According to CBI, on June 20, 1992 a team comprising 155 forest personnel, 108 policemen and six revenue officials entered Vachathi in Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu for a search for smuggled sandalwood.

    On the pretext of inquiry, they allegedly assaulted about 100 villagers, detained women and children and raped 18 of them besides ransacking their properties.
     
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    The best punishment for rape if proven beyond doubt would be castration. And then sending the rapist to a cell full of aggressive homosexuals.
     
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    A full newspaper page with all of their photographs and their misdeeds must be published, their name must be tarnished beyond redemption.
     
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    18 years to get verdict ? Its too early I think . By this time petitioner or victim would have been dead .
     

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