Woman thrashed by villagers after kangaroo court
Nayagarh: A woman was allegedly dragged out of her house and thrashed mercilessly for failing to pay fine imposed on her by the villagers after kangaroo court. The incident took place in Udaypur village in Nayagarh district on Sunday.
Sources said the woman was allegedly beaten up by some residents of Udaypur village after she failed to pay Rs 1.42 lakh that was imposed on her by ‘Grama Sabha’ on charges of theft. Witchcraft was allegedly used to identify the thief and the process was conducted on Saturday night under the directive of the Grama Sabha.
The Grama Sabha imposed the fine after allegations that she had stolen gold ornaments from her brother-in-law’s house. The victim later registered a complaint with Sadar Police. A probe into the incident is underway, sources said.