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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