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Unbelievable

This is just sick.

An Indian rape victim is being forced by village elders to “marry” her rapist — her father-in-law, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Community leaders in Charthawal village, backed by local Muslim clerics, believe that by being raped, 28-year-old Imrana’s 10-year marriage has been nullified under Islamic law, The Asian Age newspaper said.

Holding a special council on Sunday, village leaders ordered the mother of five to leave her husband, Noor Mohammed, and live with her parental family for seven months and 10 days and make herself “pure” again, The Age said. It did not say how she becomes pure.

After that, she must “marry” her father-in-law and live with him, along with his legal wife.

“She… will then be like a mother to Noor Mohammed,” the paper quoted local cleric Shamim Ahmad saying.

Sick, sick, sick! I am so glad I live in America!

[Edit 2:28pm: Fortunately, it doesn’t look like that council’s decision is going to stick. Thanks for the link, David!]