Raped Bangladeshi Teen Lashed 101 Times
Elders punish girl for becoming pregnant, pardon rapist
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2010 2:33 AM CST
Bangladeshi human rights groups aim to help the victim take legal action.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A 16-year-old rape victim in Bangladesh was lashed 101 times after village elders decided that was the appropriate punishment for becoming pregnant outside marriage. The girl, who was too ashamed to report the rape, was married soon after it happened last year, but her husband divorced the teen after learning she was pregnant, the Telegraph reports. The village elders pardoned her rapist.