This interesting incident happened in an old village, Boraj Village, in India. A 35-year-old village woman’s body was discovered. Evidences from police revealed that the woman was raped before being killed. To assist the police to investigate the case, the members of the panchayat (village council) requested every man in the village to strip to his underwear for inspection.
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The village men were inspected one by one for signs of a violent struggle as a crowd looked on in this village. According to the elected leader, this is a very old tradition of the “panchayat”. Every male between 10 and 60, including the panchayat members was inspected. However they found no marks that might connect any of the men with the crime.