- Girl was ‘locked in a room and raped’ by a 40-year-old man a fortnight ago
- She is being forced to marry her attacker’s son by Indian council elders
- Her parents, who live in Rajasthan, are protesting against the decision
- Victim is believed to have been raped by same man again on Wednesday
A six-year-old Indian girl who was locked in a room and raped is being forced to marry the eight-year-old son of her alleged attacker. The victim, who lives in the village of Keshavpura, in Rajasthan, was attacked by the 40-year-old around two weeks ago, it is claimed. Instead of going to police, her family complained to council elders who held a meeting to decide what should happen to the alleged rapist.
Astonishingly, they then told the girl’s parents that their daughter must marry her attacker’s eight-year-old son. Meanwhile, the girl is believed to have been raped by the same man again on Wednesday, according to NDTV. The victim’s family has refused to accept the elders’ decision. The case is the latest in a string of horrific sexual assaults on women and young girls in India, including a fatal attack on a 23-year-old medical student in Delhi late last year and the rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai last month.