How how morbid is Pakistan? Police arrested 25 members of an informal village council after they allegedly ordered a 16-year-old girl to be raped as revenge for her brother's supposed sexual assault against another girl.
According to Reuters, the case echoes one from 2002 in which another teenager was gang-raped on a local council's order.
“A total of 29 people were involved in this ghastly crime, and we have 25 of them in our custody,” Multan City Police Officer Ahsan Younus said.
Earlier this month, a council was called after a 6-year-old boy was accused of raping a 13-year-old neighbor by the victim's family. The council ruled the sister of the alleged rapist should be handed over to the victim's brother to be raped.
The twisted punishment was carried out on July 17 after her family handed her over. However, the case came to light when both families filed criminal charges.