NEW DELHI—A 14-year-old girl was raped on the orders of a village leader in northern India, police said, as a form of punishment against her brother.
The girl's brother had been accused of trying to assault another woman.
According to police, the rape victim says she was raped by the husband of the other woman, a punishment for the brother's alleged actions decided by the village of Swang's unelected headman.
The accused rapist and the girl's brother were in police custody Friday and hadn't been charged, according to spokesman for the Jharkhand police. Police also arrested the village chief, and said the investigation is continuing.
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