Pakistan: Woman raped in revenge on panchayat order; commits suicide

Police said they have arrested 10 people in connection with the incident and registered a case against them.

By: PTI | Lahore | Published:November 13, 2016 6:03 pm
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A young pregnant woman set herself on fire and later died after she was raped for revenge by a man on the order of a village council in Pakistan’s Punjab province. From her death bed at a Lahore hospital, the woman, who was in her 20s, told police that she got pregnant after being raped by the man on the order of a panchayat in Gujrat district five months ago.

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She set herself ablaze two weeks ago at her in-laws house as she did not want to face her husband who had returned from abroad after a couple of years. Police said the woman’s father was caught attempting to molest a minor girl in their village. When the matter was brought before the panchayat it outrageouly decided that the father of the minor would rape the woman in revenge for her father’s crime.

Police said they have arrested 10 people in connection with the incident and registered a case against them. The woman’s father denied he attempted to rape the minor.