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Indian police investigate revenge rape of 11-year-old

Published on Jul 11, 2014 6:46 PM

PATNA (AFP) - Police in eastern India have made two arrests over the rape of an 11-year-old girl which was allegedly ordered by a village leader to punish her brother, an officer said Friday.

Police said medical examinations confirmed the girl had been assaulted on Monday with investigators now working to unravel another shocking case of sexual violence in India.

Anurag Gupta, spokesman for police in the impoverished eastern state of Jharkhand, said the girl's brother was accused of attempting to molest a neighbour in a village in Bokaro district.

When the woman and her husband complained to village elders, one of them suggested that the husband rape either the sister or daughter of the alleged molester as a punishment for him.

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