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Wednesday 20 August 2014

Indian council 'ordered rape'

Published 11/07/2014 | 12:33

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Three men have been arrested over the rape of a girl in eastern India

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 sex assault blamed on her brother, according to police and relatives.

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Local police officials said three men had been arrested, including the village elder and the main suspect, identified as the husband of the woman who was allegedly attacked by the victim's brother.

The victim's mother told CNN-IBN news channel that she pleaded with the council and other villagers when they ordered the rape but no one listened.

The incident took place in a village in Jharkhand state's Bokaro district.

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