Disgusting Crime | Woman, 20, Sentenced To ‘Gang Rape’ By Village Court In East India
Tied together by rope, these are the men accused of gang-raping a 20-year-old woman on the orders of village elders – because she had fallen in love.
The victim is fighting for life in hospital after being brutalised by so many men she “lost count”.
A Kangaroo court, locally called ‘Salishi Sabha’, allegedly ordered the rape as punishment for the woman because she couldn’t pay a £244 fine for her crime – falling in love with a man outside her community.
The attack happened throughout Tuesday night, in Sabalpur village, in Birbhum, approx 111 miles outside Kolkata, West Bengal.
In her police complaint, she alleged the Salishi Sabha summoned her and her lover to their court on Monday and detained them throughout the day and night.
She says that the were then tied to separate trees in the village square as the court issued the order.
They were fined £244 each for having an affair.
But when the girl’s family admitted they were unable to pay the fine, police claim that the head of Salishi Sabha, allegedly ordered the young girl be raped as additional punishment.
The boy’s friend managed to pay his fine on his behalf.