Seriously, Ireland, you’re great and all, but the notion that it’s OK to attack a woman and then pay your way out of punishment is bullshit.
— curlydena (@curlydena) January 24, 2014
Rudrumun Gopal (21), a student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), twice attacked his girlfriend of four months, leaving her with bruises and marks “consistent with being punched, kicked, bitten and grabbed”
[Defence barrister Justin McQuade] “He was utterly infatuated with this young lady, he thought he had met the woman of his dreams…” He became “slightly controlling and his frustrations spilled out”.
The judge [Justice Hugh O’Donnell at Dublin District Court] ordered €5,000 to be contributed to both the Simon Community and Women’s Aid.
He struck the case out and said the money had to be paid by the end of the week.