In yet another horrific sexual assault case in India, a 13-year-old girl was raped allegedly on orders from a village council as retaliative punishment for her brother's sexual assault offense.
The attack occurred in Swang Gulgulia Dhoura, an incredibly isolated village in Jharkhand inhabited only by people of India's lowest caste. The victim's brother Harendra Pasi himself drunkenly molested Suguna Devi, a married woman and daughter of the village panchchayat (headman) Ghosal Pasi.
When the father of Harendra (and the victim) approached Ghosal Pasi the next day to discuss and accept a punishment for his son, whether a fine or a beating, the panchayat gave no answer. But according to the New York Times, Ghosal Pasi gave the verdict to Suguna Devi's husband while the victim's father was away at work: