- Woman in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh was allegedly raped last year
- Panchayat asked her to change her statement against her attacker in court
- Panchayat issued boycott order after she refused to change statement
The rape survivor and her family allege that they have been boycotted and ostracized by the village after she refused to change her statement against her attacker in the court. The panchayat or village council has passed a bizarre diktat which made sure the family did not get any support from the community.
"The villagers gathered at around 11 pm and called my family. They asked me to change my statement in court and also get into an understanding with him (alleged rapist). I refused to do so," the woman said.
According to her, the panchayat leaders told her parents, "Make your daughter understand. Or else you will be an outcast in this village. We'll drive you out of this village."
The woman's family has given a written complaint with the police against the panchayat's order.
(With inputs from ANI)
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