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Odisha: Husband punished as wife doesn't cast vote in favour of Nayab Sarpanch candidate

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 July 2017, 0:58 IST
Odisha

A man in Odisha's Ragudiapada village was was punished by a kangaroo court to beat a gong around 13 villages as his wife did not cast her vote in favour of a Nayab Sarpanch candidate.

Dushyanta Sahu, husband of ward member Mallika Sahu, was spotted by some villagers while he was moving around the villages.

"My wife is a member of No. 8 ward under Badakera panchayat. As she did not cast her vote in favour of Nayab sarpanch, I was asked to pay a fine of Rs. 50,000 or move around the 13 villages of the Panchayat admitting my mistake. This was decided in a meeting of villagers held in the Badakera Panchayat on Thursday. I am a poor man having no resources. I could not stand up against so many people so I am undergoing the punishment," Dushyanta said.

Later, the villagers informed the police who rescued the man.

The local police has filed a case against 52 villagers including the Gram Pradhan and the Secretary.

-ANI

First published: 8 July 2017, 0:58 IST
 
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