Dad Takes His Own Sick Revenge Against Teen Daughter's Alleged Rapist

An irate dad took matters into his own hands last week, as he confronted the man who allegedly raped and impregnated his 14-year-old daughter. The incident happened in India, when the 36-year-old Delhi man invited the married 45-year-old medical supplier who lived in the same building over to dinner last Friday night.

Before the night was over, the dad said he exacted his revenge by torturing the alleged rapist by burning his genitals, and then strangling him to death.

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The dad, who turned himself into the police after the fact, said that the elder man had raped his teenage daughter two months ago, and she's now pregnant with his child. Police say that the man feared for his daughter's reputation, so he decided to kill the alleged perpetrator himself.

The father, who has now been charged with murder, apparently confessed to the police that he tied the man to a chair, before burning his genitals with hot iron tongs, and strangling him to death.

According to one officer on the case:

The father called the medicine supplier over to his house saying he wanted to discuss some issue. He served him dinner. After the meal, the father overpowered the man and tied him to a chair. He got heated tongs and burned the supplier’s genitals before strangling him to death. He came to the police station and surrendered himself.

Also according to the police, the murder was unintentional. "I burned his genitals once, he screamed," he reportedly said. "I did it again, he shuddered. When I did it the third time ... he did not move. He was dead ... did not want to kill him."

Reports indicate that the dead man was found with "his hands and mouth tied with a towel and burn injuries on his private parts and stomach." The vindictive dad is now in custody and has been charged with murder.

What an absolutely horrific story. It's so hard when we're dealing with different cultures, but it's obvious that this man didn't believe that his daughter would get the justice that he thought she deserved.

I bet every dad who finds out that his 14-year-old daughter has been raped has this sort of fantasy. But just because one heinous crime has been committed doesn't make it OK for someone to take the law into their own hands.

With a voluntary confession, this dad will likely be facing some stiff punishment. Let's just hope that whoever is in charge of deciding his fate takes his love for his daughter into consideration.

Do you think it's ever OK to take the law into your own hands?

 

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