Bhubaneswar rape victim marries her rapist !

The family of a woman who married the man she accused of raping her, said she had no other option as her life would have been ruined and they would have to bear the embarrassment forever. The marriage took place in the jail where the rapist had been held since his arrest last year on rape charges. The judge ordered prison officials to organise the wedding after the victim and attacker filed a joint petition in court requesting permission to marry. The woman also said it was her own decision to marry the man. She is optimistic they will have a smooth life, and the couple now live with the bride's family. Rape and other sexual crimes are a taboo subject in Indian society where rape victims often find it difficult to marry and are sometimes blamed for inviting the attacks on themselves.