Until now, Indians used to get their daughters married to dogs, besides drinking stuff which would make anyone retch. But apparently that wasn’t enough. It seems that those Indians who want to get rich quick could also be raping their daughters. According to Associated Press (and widely quoted by Fox News TV), an ”Indian businessman has been arrested for allegedly raping his daughter for more than eight years, apparently on the advice of a Hindu mystic who said it would make him wealthy, police said Thursday. Police also arrested the man's wife, suspected of being an accomplice, and the mystic — a tantrik, or practitioner of the ancient Indian art of the occult — for allegedly raping the man's other minor daughter”.
Indians do everything their astrologers tell them. Even politicians take advice from their astrologers on whether to contest elections or not. As for marriage, every Indian has to get his or horoscope matched with his or her spouse. Recently the wedding of Aishwarya Rai to Abishek Bachan was delayed because astrologers said that Abishek’s life would be in danger unless something was done to appease the gods. So Ashwariya was taken to some special temples (even, strangely enough, the shrine of a Muslim saint in Ajmer), and the astrologers decided that they could become husband and wife. Now if this could happen in a highly educated family like the Bachans, chances are the ordinary poor and hungry Indian is probably so much under the control of astrologers that he even asks them what time he should go to the bathroom!