A village panchayat (council of elders) in Kota district in Rajasthan made a shocking order that a six-year-old rape victim has to marry the 10-year-old son of the alleged rapist, Malaysia Nanban reported.
The 40-year-old man had allegedly raped the girl twice, a fortnight ago and again on Wednesday in Kota, about 250km from Jaipur, capital of the northwestern Indian state.
But the accused refused to obey the order, and offered to marry the minor himself.
A local NGO had reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of the accused on Thursday.
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