Community headman orders minor’s rape as justice for victim’s brother assaulting another woman

Published: July 10, 2014
Crime Against women,females

FILE: An Indian child poses with a placard as demonstrators participate in a protest in Allahabad against rape in India.

CEN AGENCY

An Indian community headman has been arrested after he ordered that an innocent 13-year-old girl could be raped by a man after her brother was accused of assaulting the man’s wife.

The bizarre sentencing happened in the Pasi community in the Bokaro district of the state of Jharkhand after Gauri Pasi, 23, the wife of Nakabandi Pasi, 37, complained that Anish Pasi, 21, had forced his way into her bedroom and tried to assault her while her husband was away.

The furious husband then complained to community headman Ghosal Pasi, 52, demanding justice, and after deciding that the complaint was genuine he told Nakabandi that he could carry out a sex attack on Anish’s under-aged sister to compensate him for the alleged attack on his wife.

According to the teenager, there were plenty of people present when she was dragged out of the house but nobody had done anything to help her.

When her father returned home, he took the girl to the local hospital and complained to police who moved to arrest not just the headman and Nakabandi but also the girl’s brother to interview all three and find out the truth.

Police spokesman Jitender Singh said: “The accused have been sent to judicial custody. Police are now investigating the case to confirm whether there are other people involved. We have seized the survivor’s clothes and are carrying out tests.”

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