A 12 year old attempted suicide by drinking bleach and soap powder after been raped by her 54 year old uncle at home on 20 December 2012. The shocking case delivered another shocking revelation is that PAP MP for Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC Janil Puthucheary actually wrote a letter of mitigation for the child rapist.
According to the judge, the request for mitigation was made by the 54 year old rapist’s son. The rape has left the girl mentally traumatized and created a phobia against boys and men. Although the rape happened two years ago, the victim is still undergoing therapy and counselling.
“It has been almost two years since the incident but I am still scared to get close to boys… When the boys (in my class) joke and play and touch me, I feel disgusted. I dare not be friendly with the boys because it reminds me of what my uncle did to me.”
Do you think it is appropriate of PAP MP Janil Puthucheary to write a mitigation letter just because his resident requested so?