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Friday, July 01, 2005

Amicable settlements

Mid Day has a report today on four thugs who lured a maidservant into their apartment and raped her. They also took pictures with their camera phone and threatened to "distribute the rape photos" if she complained. Well, she went downstairs, was emboldened by what other residents said, and went to the police. Hearing that the police were on their way, the four men quickly escaped.

But the saddest part of the story comes in the last line of the report:
Sources said that two of the four accused had raped a mentally challenged girl a couple of years ago, but the matter had been amicably settled.
What on earth, I wonder, can "amicably settled" mean here?
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