India is a fine example of where judgement by one’s peers goes a lot further than the legal system. Police wouldn’t arrest a man for raping his neighbour, who was deaf and mute, because she couldn’t actually make a case against him. They claimed to be still investigating on their own, but couldn’t do anything about it until proof was found that she was actually raped. So, the village where it happened took matters into their own hands, and their elders apparently decided the man was guilty. Couldn’t very well toss his ass in jail, but they had to do something, no? Enter the publlic humiliation phase. He was publicly slapped 51 times for his offense. Suddenly, I’m guessing he’s really wishing he’d been arrested.