A woman has been gang-raped in the Chak 429 village of Tandlianwala district near Faisalabad in Punjab on the orders of a Panchayat of influential elders for marrying of her choice, Express News reported.
R*, the gang-rape victim, said she and F* married of their own free-will two-and-a-half months ago. However, she added, the village elders and leaders did not approve of the marriage as they had married of our own choice.
The elders then called a panchayat, or village council, which ordered her gang rape. Three members of that council then gang-raped here, she added.
The woman further said that the local police refused to register her complaint, despite her repeated efforts.
Meanwhile, the station house officer at the local police station claimed that R* has yet to approach them with her complaint.
*Names withheld to protect identity