SINGAPORE - A six-year-old Indian girl was locked in a room and raped by a 40-year-old man.
Now, she is being forced to marry the eight-year-old son of her alleged attacker.
The victim, who lives in the village of Keshavpura, in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, was attacked by the man about two weeks ago, reports said.
The village is about 240km from the state capital Jaipur.
Her family did not file a police report. Instead they complained to the village council, who called a meeting to decide what to do with the alleged rapist, the Mail Online reported.
The girl's parents were shocked when the council decided that the girl should marry the alleged attacker's son.
Meanwhile, the girl is believed to have been raped by the same man again on Wednesday, according to Indian television channel NDTV.
The victim's family has refused to accept the elders' decision.
The report said the police became involved only after social activists took the victim and her parents to a nearby town to file a police complaint.
The man was arrested and an investigation has been launched into the allegations against the council elders.