Following the kangaroo court’s decision, the family is now facing social boycott by fellow villagers
Kangaroo Court Ostrachises Family In Odisha’s Kendrapara, Dist Administration Steps In
A family has allegedly been ostracised by a kangaroo court at Taripatna village under Aul police station in Kendrapara district.
The incident is over an altercation between the family and their neighbour. Following the kangaroo court’s decision, the family is now facing social boycott by fellow villagers.
The matter came to the fore after Babuli Sahu-the head of the victim’s family, recently lodged a complaint with the police in this regard.
As per the complaint, following altercations with their neighbours, some villagers nurtured a grudge against Babuli and took the matter to a kangaroo court which ostracised his family which lives near the village temple. Following the banishment, the villagers extended the temple wall in order close the approach road to Babuli’s house.
“We have been ostracised by the kangaroo court since last one month. We often have to jump the wall to go outside for our daily chores. We have been mostly confined to our house and it’s becoming difficult for us to live,” said a Babuli.
He said his family has been living near the village temple for the last 70 years.
“But, some villagers blocked the road to our house recently and we are completely helpless,” said Babuli’s wife Mamata Sahu.
She said her family has lodged a complaint in the police station and requested the district administration to come to their rescue. “But nothing has happened yet,” said Mamata.
Meanwhile Aul Tehsildar Tapan Kumar Senapati said that he is aware of the family’s plight and efforts are on to find a solution at the earliest.
“After receiving the complaint, I visited the village and held discussion with both the parties. Hopefully, the matter will be solved soon,” said Senapati.