A man in India has confessed to inviting over his daughter's alleged rapist, serving the man dinner, and murdering him with a pair of hot tongs, Fox News reports. The unidentified 36-year-old says he only meant to torture the man with tongs and strangulation, and wept when he died on Friday. "I burned his genitals once, he screamed," the man reportedly told police. "I did it again, he shuddered. When I did it the third time ... he did not move. He was dead … I did not want to kill him." According to the father, the attacker was a medicine supplier who lived in the same building in Delhi and came over one day when the 14-year-old girl was alone. He allegedly raped her and threatened her "with dire consequences" if she told anyone, the Indian Express reports.
Police say the father found out, but didn't report it because he believed relatives and neighbors would put the blame on his daughter. She ended up pregnant and unhappy, and "stopped eating properly," her mom says, while the alleged assailant was seen happy with his own family. The furious father called the supplier to ask why he did it, and apparently got a mouthful of invective in return. That's when the dad devised his invitation, he says, though police contend he planned the murder right after he heard his daughter's story. The supplier was found with his mouth and hands tied on a bed, and "burn injuries on his private parts and stomach," an officer says. "The body was sent for an autopsy." (Click to read about how rape in India could be prevented by toilets.)