WHEN IS IT RIGHT TO CUT OFF A MAN’S PENIS FOLLOWING A STRING OF MURDERS AND RAPE? -THIS CASE: MOB OF WOMEN ATTACK AND KILL AKKU YADAV

What do you do with a man who you know has killed at least three women dumping their bodies on the railway tracks, participated in the gang-rape of several women- some as young as 12, raped a women right after her wedding, raped a women within 10 days after she gave birth (the woman became so terrified, she lit herself on fire with kerosene), tortured a women by cutting off her breast in the front of a crowd (including her daughter), and otherwise tortured and humiliated scores of other girls and women? Well, for openers, you cut off his penis, then stab him over 70 times until he is dead and leave him bleeding on the white marble floor of the courthouse where he is about to be arraigned and likely to be let free on bail.

That is exactly what a mob of over 200 women did to Bharat Kalicharan – AKA Akku Yadav on August 13th, 2004 in Nagpur, India. For years, many of Yadav’s victims had complained to the local police about the horror and brutal treatment many of the local women had received from him and some of his cohorts, but their words fell on deaf ears mainly because they were poor and members of the Dalit Caste- untouchables- never to be taken seriously. Indeed, if they dared to complain of being raped (police generally accused them of bringing it upon themselves because they had unmarried sex), they were subject to ridicule. One woman, Usha Narayane 25 at the time, inspired the other women to take action because she had stood up to Yadav in the past; he burned her house down in retaliation. Following his murder at the courthouse, she was charged with instigating the attack and remains out of custody but is still subject to the charges today. Her numerous supporters maintain her innocence. She now works to help educate other women about the importance of their independence and furthering their educational and working skills.

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  1. Wow! Interesting!

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