A Newspaper Suggested We Go Easy On Tarun Tejpal And Twitter Took No Time To Set Things Straight
Tejpal was charged with sexually assaulting a co-worker, which "Mid-Day" described today as simply "a grave error".
In November 2013, Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal was accused and arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a co-worker.
On June 9, Mid-Day published this article titled "Time for a RE-THINK?" that questioned whether the response to the allegations had been too harsh, and deemed his alleged crimes just a "grave error".
Everyone, including journalists from other publications, called out the paper for trying to temper public anger against a sex offender.
And that there are no excuses for rape, no matter who you are.
This incident comes in the midst of worldwide outrage – including among Indians – over a shortened 6-month jail sentence given to a student who raped a woman on Stanford's campus.
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