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Police said they had not made any arrests in either case.
One victim was a 16-year-old girl who committed suicide after being raped by eight men on Sunday (April 29) in the Nuh district of the northern state of Haryana, senior police official Nazneen Bhasin told Reuters.
On Tuesday, a 19-year-old woman was raped by five men, including the driver of an autorickshaw she hailed in another district of the same state.
The 16-year-old girl was abducted from her home when her family was away to attend a wedding and raped in a forested area of Jharkhand state on Thursday, a local police officer said.
The family complained to the village council which on Friday ordered two accused men to do 100 sit-ups as punishment (for raping the girl) and pay a fine of 50,000 rupees ($750).
Village councils of local elders often settle disputes, bypassing India's lengthy and expensive judicial system. Although they carry no legal weight, they exert massive influence over rural life.
Police said the punishment enraged the men, who beat the girl's parents before setting her on fire.
"The two accused thrashed the parents and rushed to the house where they set the 16 year old girl ablaze, burning her alive to death, with the help of their accomplices," Ashok Ram, the officer in charge of the local police station, told AFP.