It began with a gruesome crime: a 12-year-old girl was raped by a teenage boy in a field in mid-July.
What happened next was a reaction that Pakistan has been sharply condemned for over the years: A tribal council — or panchayat in Urdu — ordered a revenge rape.
Two days after the girl was raped, her brother sexually violated a 16-year-old girl. She is the sister of the first rapist, a 17-year-old boy.
The panchayat that ordered the rape is led by influential landlords who settle disputes according to tribal customs that predate Islam.