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Odisha: Man fined Rs 25.6 lakh by Kangaroo Court for inter-caste marriage

1/08/2021 at 9:30 PM

Keonjhar, Aug 1: In a shocking incident, a Kangaroo Court of Nialijaharana village has imposed a fine of Rs 25.6 lakh on a man and his family to extreme atrocity as he married to a girl belonging to another caste.

His family has also been barred from using village resources for their daily needs.

According to reports, Maheswar Baske of the village had married to a girl of another caste six months ago. As the villagers objected their marriage, the couple have been staying outside the village since then.

Now, when they tried to return to their village, the village committee imposed a fine of Rs 25.6 lakh and barred them from using village resources.

With no option left, Maheswar along with his family shifted to their relative’s house where they are residing currently. Maheswar has also lodged a complaint in this regard at Ghasipura Police station basing on which the police has launched an investigation.

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