Pakistan village council punishes rapist’s sister


Islamabad–A village council (Panchayat) in Punjab province has ordered a suspected rapists sister to marry the rape survivors husband as a punishment, it was reported n Monday.

The 14-year-old was married to the rape survivor’s husband upon the Panchayat’s orders in Chichawatni, a Geo TV report said.

According to the police, Rafique Ahmad allegedly raped a married woman.

Following this, few members from the woman’s family came to Rafique’s residence and took along at gun point his 14-year-old sister.

The girl was then forced to marry the rape survivor’s husband at a local landlord’s property.

Police registered a case against 10 suspects, including the head of the Panchayat.

The police arrested five of the suspects and sent them to the prison, whereas five others secured bail from a court.

Last week, in a horrific incident in Multan members of a panchayat ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment for a rape allegedly committed by her brother. (IANS)


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