Kangaroo Court Boycotts Odisha Family Over ‘Political Enmity’

Bhubaneswar: A kangaroo court in Mirdhapalli village in Bolangir district allegedly ostracised a family over political rivalry on Wednesday.

According to reports, Mirdhapalli Sarpanch Pinku Patel has ostracized Saroj Rout and his family members of the village over political antagonism. The kangaroo court has also ruled that anyone keeping any relationship with Saroj and his family members will be fined Rs 5,000. Shopkeepers in the village have been instructed not to provide rations to Saroj’s family. In case of violation, they need to cough up a penalty of an equal amount.

The court has announced that it will award Rs 1,000 to anyone giving information about others talking to Saroj and his family members. Saroj and his family members have been socially boycotted by fellow villagers. In such as situation, the victim and his family are spending days and nights in a rice field.

Sources said the diktat of the kangaroo court is in wake of an argument between Saroj and other villagers over a cycle stand during the recent Sulia Yatra celebrations. Another argument ensued between Saroj and the on Wednesday. Soon after the villagers convened a kangaroo court and unanimously decided to boycott Saroj and his family.

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