A group of Indian village elders have sparked international fury after ordering two sisters be raped as punishment for a crime. The crime: their brother ran off with a married woman.
Meenakshi Kumari, 23, and her 15-year-old sister out of fear fled their home after the ruling. It’s being reported that the all male council also ordered the two sisters be paraded about the village with their faces blackened as a form of humiliation because of their brother’s actions.
Since news of the barbaric decision, Indian police are investigating the “Khap” court which handed down the illegal sentence.
According to reports, the sister’s brother Ravi fell in love with a woman from a higher caste who was married off back in February. She eventually escaped and ran off with Ravi.
As punishment for Ravi’s crimes, the village elders on July 31st ordered Ravi’s sisters be raped.