File - Apolice dog stands near the tree where two teenage girls were found hanging after they were gang raped in Katra village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh state. (AP Photo/Rajeev Pal)
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A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday.Jitendra Singh, a top local police official, said that two men have been arrested in the rape case. They include the village headman and also the main suspect, identified as the husband of the woman who was allegedly molested by the victim's brother.In some of the most extreme cases, the councils have sanctioned so-called honor killings, usually against men and women suspected of out-of-wedlock sex or marrying outside the community.
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