A 19-year-old Pakistani woman has been gang raped on the orders of a village council for the "crime" of marrying a man of her own choosing, according to local media.
The Express Tribune reports that the girl was gang raped by three members of the council and that the local police refused to register her complaint:
R*, the gang-rape victim, said she and F* married of their own free-will two-and-a-half months ago. However, she added, the village elders and leaders did not approve of the marriage as they had married of our own choice.
The elders then called a panchayat, or village council, which ordered her gang rape. Three members of that council then gang-raped her, she added.
There are reports that police have arrested three men in connection with the gang rape.
Sadly, these crimes are common in Pakistan where more than 1,000 women a year are victims of honour killings.
Earlier this year Pakistani police arrested 25 members of a village council for ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl.
Pakistani teenager 'gang raped on orders of village council' Rita Panahi, Herald Sun December 29, 2017
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