Chichwatni (July 31, 2017): A local village council (Panchayat) ordered a suspected rapist’s sister to marry the rape survivor’s husband as punishment in Punjab’s Chichawatni, it emerged on Monday.
The 14-year-old was married to the rape survivor’s husband upon the Panchayat’s orders.
According to police, Rafique Ahmad had been accused of raping a married woman.
Following which, the other party’s members came to Rafique’s residence and took his 14-year-old sister on gunpoint.The girl was then forced to marry the rape survivor’s husband by force at a local landlord’s dera (side house).
Police registered a case against 10 suspects, including the head of the Panchayat.
Five of the suspects were arrested, whereas, five others took bail from a local court.
Last week, a horrific incident took place in Multan when members of a panchayat (local council) ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment for a rape allegedly committed by her brother.