PHOTOS: 13 Men Brutally Gang R*ped Young Girl After She Was Caught Having An Affair
A 20-year-old woman has been left fighting for
her life in hospital today after a kangaroo court in
India ordered her to be gang-r*ped for having an
affair with a youth from another village.
The brutal punishment was allegedly carried out
by the very same â€˜courtâ€™ which found her guilty
in a village near Suri in west Bengal state, 150
miles from Kolkata, police said.
Police said that all 13 accused men - ten of whom
made up the kangaroo court - have since been
arrested for r*pe. Among them is the village
Despite her critical condition and clinging to life,
the female victim managed to tell her story to The
Times of India.
'I had an affair with a man,' she told the paper.
'We were dragged to a gathering where our
community headman was present. They told me
to pay 50,000 rupees (Â£490). When I said I
couldn't, they brutalised me.'
A doctor told the paper that the young woman
was alive 'only because she is a tough tribal girl.'
The woman's distraught mother said that 'the
crime was committed by our own people.'
She added: '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
The paper said the woman was r*ped in a village
in the Labhpur police station area.
It was on Monday afternoon that a group of tribal
men found the woman sitting with her lover,
who is from Chowhatta village and of a different
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
Police said that the youth was told to pay a fine of
Â£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 r*ped continuously until Tuesday
The woman's family were forced to remain
indoors throughout Tuesday, doing their best to
care for their daughter who was bleeding from
According to the Times of India, the family
managed to slip out late on Wednesday
afternoon and take the woman to a health centre,
where doctors said she should be taken
immediately to the nearest hospital.
But from that hospital she was shifted on to Suri
hospital in a critical condition at night.
'This is when the crime came to light,' said police
officer Prashanta Chowdhury. 'She was gang
r*ped and the details are yet to be investigated.'
The shocking incident is not the first time that a
woman has been punished for having an affair in
Four years ago a teenage girl was stripped and
forced to walk n*ked through four villages,
during which hundreds of people molested her
and mocked her.
They even filmed her with mobile phones, which
resulted in police moving into the area and
The girl received a bravery award from Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh and today she lives in
a state-run welfare home.
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