A village council in Bijnore district, Uttar Pradesh, settled a rape case by ordering the accused to be slapped five times.
Makkal Osai reported that the case was considered closed after he was slapped by the victim's uncle.
The rape allegedly took place on Wednesday when the accused dragged the girl to the nearby woods when she was out to answer nature's call. The girl then told her parents, who made a police report.
Family members of the accused then complained to the village council, which deliberated on the matter and concluded that the man should be let off with five slaps.
Police said they had no information about the matter but would launch an investigation.