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Mumbai gang-rape victim asks court for 'permission to slap her attackers'

The 18-year-old girl who was allegedly gang-raped at Mumbai's Shakti Mills Compound lost her composure on Wednesday during the trial and asked the trial judge's permission to slap the accused. 
Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the girl, while recounting the sequence of events of the "torture and trauma" she had endured at the hands of the accused, asked principal sessions judge Shalini Phansalkar Joshi if she could slap the four accused, who were also present in the court.

"She was very angry at the way the accused had brutally raped her and as she recounted the tale she asked the judge if she could slap them. The judge however rejected her plea," Nikam said. 
Nikam said that the victim was naturally angry as the five accused, including the minor who is facing trial in a Juvenile court, had committed many depraved acts against her. 
The 18-year-old is far from the only victim to respond with distress during a rape trial. 
The 22-year-old photojournalist who was also gang-raped on August 22 in the same compound, vomited and collapsed while giving her testimony to the court earlier this month.
The photojournalist was allegedly sexually assaulted by five men, three of whom are accused in the gang-rape of the 18-year-old.
Both the cases are being heard on a fast-track basis.

Mumbai gang-rape victim asks court for 'permission to slap her attackers' KRISHNA KUMAR 30 October 2013

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