1. Woman raped on panchayat orders in Pakistan; commits suicide

Woman raped on panchayat orders in Pakistan; commits suicide

A panchayat in Gujrat city asked a man, whose minor daughter was raped, to rape the daughter of the assaulter in revenge for the crime, Geo News reported.

By: | Lahore | Published: November 12, 2016 11:56 PM
In a statement she gave to the police from her death bed, the woman said she was raped on the orders of a panchayat. (PTI) In a statement she gave to the police from her death bed, the woman said she was raped on the orders of a panchayat. (PTI)

A pregnant woman set herself on fire and later died after she was raped in revenge by a man on the orders of a panchayat in Pakistan’s Punjab province. The woman passed away at a hospital in Lahore.

A panchayat in Gujrat city asked a man, whose minor daughter was raped, to rape the daughter of the assaulter in revenge for the crime, Geo News reported. The woman was married and pregnant.

In a statement she gave to the police from her death bed, the woman said she was raped on the orders of a panchayat.

Her husband refused to register a case against the perpetrators. “I don’t want to register a case. Only Allah will give me justice,” he said, according to the report.

Eleven members of the panchayat have been detained for interrogation, police said.

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