On the 13th of June 2011, some kids were accused of stealing the mobile phone of a person they were bathing with near a village well.

Three boys and the accuser all lived in the Girol Village, a backward Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in India. Interestingly, Madhya Pradesh is oftentimes referred to as the “heart of India.”

The boys needed to prove their innocence by supposedly dipping their hands in boiling oil in the house of the alleged victim’s uncle.

The oil-dipping was followed by an oath at the Hanuman Temple, where the boys proclaimed their innocence.

When the boys’ families reported the incident to the police hoping to get some sort of justice, the staff at the Agasod Police treated them badly.

The police superintendent meanwhile said that the uncle of the person who lost the mobile phone had been booked under Sections 323 and 324 of the IPC.

He also assured them that the boys’ hands were not dipped in boiling oil–-rather, it was boiling water!

As if this makes us feel any better!

Link (1)

Von Capulong
Von Capulong has more than 12 years of professional experience in the fields of management and marketing in the fields of information technology and food service with special focus on branding, product and business developments. He is also a member of the Professional Speakers Association of the Philippines (PSAP) and has conducted talks in the Philippines. He is also currently the president and CEO of GreenRides, Inc, the pioneer car cleaning company in the Philippines that cleans, waxes, polishes and UV protects vehicles without using water. He writes articles as a stress-reliever.