Women have been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment where it has been " proven" that they were abusing the law dowry or rape. However "proven" is the catch here. The cases which I am referring to are: The woman were serial A and other law abusers and the husband's family was able to prove this by being able to. 17 Oct A Florida woman is facing a murder charge after, authorities say, she punished her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on her, causing the child to go into cardiac arrest. Veronica Posey, 64, told investigators that her cousin, Dericka Lindsay, had been misbehaving, so she decided to sit on top of the child as. 27 Apr An unmarried pregnant girl was seen as not only bringing shame to the family, but robbing it of much-needed wealth. Families used to rid themselves of the " shame" by dumping pregnant girls on Punishment Island, leaving them to die. Because of the remoteness of the area, the practice continued even.