Indian village leaders ordered teen to be raped as punishment for brother's alleged crime: police

July 11, 2014 4:19 PM

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Indian village leaders ordered teen to be raped as punishment for brother's alleged crime: police

NEW DELHI — 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, her family and police said Friday.

Jitendra Singh, a top local police official, said two men have been arrested in the rape case. They include the village headman and the main suspect, identified as the husband of the woman who was allegedly molested by the victim's brother.

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