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Kangaroo court ostracises couple for sorcery in Odisha village

THE ASIAN AGE. | AKSHAYA KUMAR SAHOO
Published : Nov 17, 2018, 1:23 am IST
Updated : Nov 17, 2018, 1:23 am IST

Shockingly, the report added, the couple’s elder son Hadibandhu Murmu and his wife came out in support of the Kangaroo court’s judgment.

The incident was reported on Friday from Natore village under Kalipani police limits of Jajpur district where Punta Murmu and Thakura Murmu were forcefully driven out from their residence and the village. (Representational image)
 The incident was reported on Friday from Natore village under Kalipani police limits of Jajpur district where Punta Murmu and Thakura Murmu were forcefully driven out from their residence and the village. (Representational image)

Jaipur: In an instance of social injustice delivered at a Kangaroo court in Odisha, a married couple was ostracised from the village for allegedly practising sorcery and warned of a death sentence if they return home.

The incident was reported on Friday from Natore village under Kalipani police limits of Jajpur district where Punta Murmu and Thakura Murmu were forcefully driven out from their residence and the village.

According to reports, the Murmu couple faced wrath from the villagers after a person, Rabi Soren (46), suffering from oral cancer, alleged them of practising sorcery that led to his condition.

After he spread such rumour in the village, the couple left their home six months ago and was taking shelter in Sukinda area.

When Murmu and his wife returned home a week ago, an urgent meeting was convened at the village where they were convicted. The village court directed them to leave the place with a warning to set them on fire if they return to the village.

Shockingly, the report added, the couple’s elder son Hadibandhu Murmu and his wife came out in support of the Kangaroo court’s judgment.

Tags: kangaroo court, sorcery
Location: India, Rajasthan, Jaipur