Village elders in Rajasthan ruled that a Dalit woman who was raped must have her nose cut off, after the rapist who is her father-in-law, filed a complaint. The rapist who was initially arrested but released on bail, called a meeting of the village court who ruled the victim should be punished for leaving her husband's family home. They sentenced her to maiming, even though the victim told police that her husband's father had been harassing her and he eventually raped her. The victim is now in police protection after her own mother and father took her in. Authorities say an investigation has been ordered.