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Nayagarh: As many as 15 families of Ragadimada village in Odagaon block of Nayagarh district have been forced to take shelter in a bus stop since last Friday after a local kangaroo court allegedly banished them from the village.

Reportedly, the village court ordered the families to leave their homes and settle elsewhere over some political disagreement.

After the ruling, the ostracized families are now spending nights under the roof of a bus-stop infront of Odagaon police station. Some of them are also staying at their relatives’ out of fear.

Asked about the reason behind the social boycott, the locals alleged that they went to police seeking help over the matter but the cops did not lend an ear to their complaints.

Kailash Patra, a complainant said, “The villagers forced us to obey certain rules ordered by the kangaroo court and when we denied, they beat us mercilessly and ordered to leave the village.”

“We went to lodge our complaints in Odagaon police station but no actions have been taken till now. We have been staying in this bus stop since last Friday.” Patra added.

As per reports, a divyang female named Sinari was also among the ones forced to leave their homes after the banishment.

According to her, she was ordered to lock her house but when she denied they allegedly thrashed her black and blue and also hurled abusive statements at her. Later they forced her go outside the village.

Police is yet to comment over the incident.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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