Pakistani police arrest 14 village council members after teenage girl raped in ‘honor revenge’

Pakistani police arrest 14 village council members after teenage girl raped in ‘honor revenge’ :

The Pakistani police have arrested more than a dozen members of a village council in the eastern province of Punjab after they ordered the “honor revenge” rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape allegedly committed by her brother.

“A jirga [village council] had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old,” Allah Baksh, a local police official, told AFP. The incident occurred more than a week ago in the Muzaffarabad region of the Punjab province, according to Pakistani media.

According to the police, a man approached the local elders’ council earlier in July and said that his sister, 12, was raped by his cousin. The council then ordered the complainant to rape the alleged perpetrator’s sister, who is 16 years old, as revenge.

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