Indian Court Gang-Rapes Woman

    Suspects in a gang-rape case are led by police to a district courthouse in Birdhum district near the village of Subalpur, some 240 kilometres (149 miles) west of Kolkata, on January 23, 2014. Indian police said January 23 they have arrested 13 people after a 20-year-old village woman was allegedly gang-raped on orders from tribal elders who objected to her relationship with a man. The attack again highlighted India's dismal record on preventing sexual violence, after the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi in December 2012 sparked protests and unleashed seething public anger. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)


    As punishment for having an affair with a boy from another community, a 20-year-old tribal woman was allegedly raped by at least 10 members of a kangaroo court in a Birbhum village in India on Monday night. Thirteen have been accused, including the village headman, and have been arrested along with the boyfriend she cheated on. In an interview from the hospital, the girl told a reporter, “I had an affair with a man. We were dragged to a gathering where our community headman was present. They told me to pay 50,000 [rupees]. When I said I couldn’t, they brutalized me.” The girl was reportedly dragged from the arms of her lover to a shed Monday night and raped until Tuesday morning, leaving her bleeding from several injuries.

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