Police in Pakistan have arrested roughly 20 people after a local village council ordered the 'revenge rape' of a girl in response to an alleged sexual offence committed by her brother.
The 16-year-old was reportedly targeted after the village council in the Punjab city of Multan - called a jirga - was approached by a man who claimed the girl's brother had raped their 12-year-old cousin.
The council is alleged to have ordered the man bringing the complaint - who is thought to be the 12-year-old's brother - to rape the 16-year-old in revenge.
The police say this did happen, and local media reports say medical examinations of the two girls confirm they were sexually assaulted.
A police officer in the area, Ahsan Younas, told BBC Urdu police had registered a complaint involving 25 other individuals, and the suspect for the reported rape of the 12-year-old is believed to remain at large.
Jirgas are formed of elders and aim to solve disputes in local villages, but they are deemed illegal under national law.