A Kangaroo court in a village in India ordered a 20year old woman (pictured above) to be gang-raped by 13 men for having a relationship with a man from another village, Times of India reports.
The woman was locked in a shed and raped overnight by 13 men, 10 of which had been ‘judges’ in the kangaroo court which sentenced her in a village near Suri in west Bengal state, police said.
The woman is currently fighting for her life in hospital while all 13 men have since been arrested for rape. Among them is the village headman. Continue…
The woman managed to tell her story to The Times of India.
‘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 (£490). When I said I couldn’t, they brutalised me.’ She told the paper
The woman’s distraught mother told the paper.
‘They tortured my daughter and dumped her home late at night. We were threatened not to go to police. We tried to go to Bolpur hospital, but they stopped us.’
The victim and her lover from another village and religion were found sitting and talking by a group of tribal men from the victim’s village on Monday January 19th. They dragged the two of them to a religious place known as a ‘than’ where a makeshift court was hastily put together on the orders of the tribal chief.
Police said that the young man was told to pay a fine of £245 and warned that if he did not pay, men from the village would ‘have fun with the girl.’
With no money forthcoming, the woman was allegedly tied to a tree before she was forced into a shed and raped continuously until Tuesday morning.
The victim surrounded by her family. They managed to take her to hospital two days after the brutal assault and it was at the hospital that the crime came to light and police informed.