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Arrest me for murder, too!

We, the undersigned, express solidarity with our sisters in Nagpur, in the State of Maharashtra, India, who have been arrested and charged for the murder of Akku Yadav.

The deceased, Akku Yadav, terrorized the women of Nagpur for more than a decade with members of his gang. He, in particular, raped so many women that virtually every second household has a member raped or terrorised by him. Many stories of rape, gang-rape or sexual humiliation have surfaced since the killing.

Residents say he murdered at least three neighbours and dumped their bodies on railway tracks. His crimes had been reported to the police dozens of times but each time he was granted bail after being arrested.

Women in Nagpur say police just laughed at them when they went to complain or lay charges. Whenever Yadav was charged, he would be out on bail soon after. Police often blamed those who came in to lodge complaints by accusing them of being loose women.

On 13 August 2004, in a state of desperation, a group of about 200 women finally took the law into their own hands. They went to the courthouse where his current case was being heard. They went there because of rumours he was going to be released on bail yet again. There they killed him.

Six women were later arrested. As a result of the action taken by the women at the courthouse, hundreds women have stepped forward and claimed participation in the death of Yadav. They do not want those six arrested to suffer the consequences alone.

To protest the inaction of the police, as well as of the society around them, we, the undersigned, step forward and claim guilt in the death of Akka Yadav. We beg the police to arrest us and imprison us as well as the six women arrested.

To see this story with its related links on the Guardian Unlimited site, go to:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1571375,00.html

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