#Rape victim refused #abortion by court, punished by villagers

8 August 2015, Gujarat

The court refused her abortion after she became pregnant by her rapist. Then her village punished her by forcing her to balance a 40kg rock on her head in order to prove her “purity” and be able to live with her husband again.

The woman, who was refused an abortion by Gujarat High Court in India, and reportedly had to later surrender her baby to the government, is having to undergo the ‘sanctity test’ for an unspecified time frame. The woman also lives in fear of her life as the rapist has threatened to kill her after he gets out of prison.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/rape-victim-made-to-balance-rock-on-her-head-to-prove-purity-in-india-10446759.html

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