Fourteen members of a local 'jirga' have been arrested for ordering the rape of a teenage girl as punishment for a rape committed by her brother, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred earlier this month in the area of Raja Ram in Muzaffarabad . "A jirga had ordered the rape of a 16-year-old girl as punishment, as her brother had raped a 12-year-old," police official said. He added the jirga was approached by a man who complained that his 12-year-old sister had been raped by their cousin. The jirga then ordered the victim family to rape the sister of the accused in return, police said - an order which was duly carried out. Police have arrested 14 people of the village council so far. Whereas, the key accused - who raped the 12-year-old - was still at large.