The attack was retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, police officials say
A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sexual assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.
Jitendra Singh, a top local police official, said two men have been arrested in the teenage girl’s rape. The suspects include the village headman and the main suspect, identified as the husband of the woman who was allegedly molested by the girl’s brother.
The attack on the girl took place after midnight on Sunday in a small village in Jharkhand state’s Bokaro district. Some reportsindicated the victim was as young as 10 years old.
The victim’s brother has also been arrested on charges of molestation.
The girl’s mother told India’s CNN-IBN news channel that she pleaded with the…
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