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A VILLAGE panchayat (council of elders) in Kota district in Rajasthan made a shocking order that a six-year-old rape victim has to marry the 10-year-old son of the alleged rapist, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The 40-year-old man had allegedly raped the girl twice, a fortnight ago and again on Wednesday in Kota, about 250km from Jaipur, capital of the northwestern Indian state.
But the accused refused to obey the order, and offered to marry the minor himself.
A local NGO had reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of the accused on Thursday.
They allegedly received the termination letters on Aug 31, without being paid their due wages and compensations.
The workers regretted that the Seberang Prai Municipal Council and the Human Resources Ministry had not seen to their plight nor made sure that their wages and compensation were paid.
They claimed that the company did not pay the RM900 minimum monthly salary stipulated by the Government and were only paid RM600. They claimed to have made a complaint to the Seberang Prai human resources department two months ago about their woes.
> South Indian actress Sindhu Menon (pic) was rushed to a private hospital in Chennai on Friday for taking an overdose of sleeping pills, Tamil Nesan reported.
It was reported that she had settled in Bangalore after her marriage to a British-based software engineer in 2010.
It was also reported that she had incurred excessive debts after going into movie production.
*Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.
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