The Price of Rape


The Price of Rape


Those monsters dragged her in that field,

because she caught their eye

and to them, her lower caste meant

she has no right to her modesty.

They left her for a slow death,

after the rape and mutilation.


Then came the vultures in power,

they burnt her body,

and tried to buy the silence,

of the father and the family.

She was denied the justice in life,

and dignity in death.


I wonder which was the greater crime.

The Rape.

Or the price,

They put on it.



Siddharth Sehgal

Siddharth Sehgal is a poet, writer and editor in chief of Indian Periodical

 His work has been featured in Ariel Chart.


  1. important work to defend the innocent. my prayers and support.

  2. hard to read simply due to the fact that is hard to believe this sort of animalistic behavior exists. You do your culture justice by revealing its existence.

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