Multan: CJP takes suo motu notice against Panchayat over rape incident

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Saqib Nisar, Thursday took Suo motu notice of a 17-year-old girl’s rape ordered by a local panchayat (village council).

Officials said the CJP has directed IG Punjab to submit a report in over the incident.

According to police, a council comprising at least 40 men was convened in Rajpur area after a 12-year-old girl was raped by a man while cutting grass in a field on July 16.

Two days later, the panchayat ordered the victim girl’s brother to rape 17-year-old sister of the accused.

According to the police, the second victim girl was dragged to the area where the panchayat was convened and was raped before the men and her parents.

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