The woman’s family, in their complaint, said that she was gangraped by 13 persons after a meeting of community leaders who decided to punish her for being in love with a boy from outside the community.
The victim said that among those who brutalised her were people old enough to be her father.
“The morol (village headman) ordered that I be ‘enjoyed’ by the men of the village. Following his orders, at least 13 people, including (some) members of a single family, continuously raped me. I lost count of how many times I was raped,” said the woman.
Sources in Suri hospital where she was admitted, said that she underwent some tests and was now in a stable condition. Meanwhile the Tribal leaders in Birbhum have stuck to the claim that the girl had lied to frame the morol (village headman) and the media was defaming the traditional justice system of the Santhal community. (PTI)