Panchayat

One of Those Horrifying Ledes

Appetite for destruction.

Ouch.

A ten-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on the diktat of a Panchayat chief in Bokaro district, the police said.

The 25-year-old rape accused allegedly dragged the girl to a nearby bush and raped her on the directive of Bhopal Pasi, the Panchayat chief of Swang Gulgulia Dhoura village in Bokaro district’s Gomia police station area, at a panchayat meeting on Tuesday evening.

Both the rape accused and Bhopal were arrested on Wednesday on the basis of the girl’s statement, Bokaro SP Jitendra Kumar Singh said.

The police also arrested the victim’s brother after the accused’s wife lodged a counter-complaint accusing him of molesting and assaulting her.

(DNA)

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Right?

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Press Trust of India. “10-year-old girl raped on Panchayat chief’s directive in Jharkhand”. Daily News & Analysis. 9 July 2014.