Taking suo-motu cognizance of media report, the NHRC has sought a report from Odisha Chief Secretary on the incident within six weeks. The Commission has also sought details on the status of investigation in connection with the case registered by the police.
One of the family members was even subjected to a punishment of rubbing his nose in his spit in full public view.
The Kangaroo court in Kalimela of Malkangiri district has imposed the hefty fine on the old man and ordered him to pay the penalty at any cost
Following the kangaroo court’s decision, the family is now facing social boycott by fellow villagers
A man ended his life allegedly after a kangaroo court at Khatia village under Ranapur Police limits in Nayagarh district allegedly insulted him and levied a fine for accusing a doctor of negligence in duty.
In yet another instance of social injustice by a kangaroo court, three siblings were brutally thrashed and slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh as a punishment for allegedly practising sorcery at Hudisahi under Berhampur police limits in Balasore district.
Based on the complaint of the two families, Kamakhyanagar Sub-Collector has directed the Kankadahada Tehsildar, Block Development Officer (BDO) and Parjang Police Station to launch an investigation into the matter.
A youth in Nialijharan village in Keonjhar was banished from his village for marrying outside of his caste
Kendrapara: “You cannot talk to anyone, neither are the villagers allowed to talk to you. Dare you violate this, remember that a penalty of Rs 151 is hovering over you for every single violation”. As many as eight families of Silapokhari village under Rajnagar block of the district have been at the receiving end for […]
Nabarangpur: Love finally wins despite all obstacles. The story of this couple from Raighar block of the district seems to drive home the saying. The couple, who was forced to live separately following the order of a kangaroo court as a punishment for inter-caste marriage, has finally reunited. Four months ago, cupid-struck Pratap Kalar of […]
Nabarangpur: True, caste system is a curse in many places of the country. In yet another instance of social injustice delivered at Kangaroo courts in Odisha, a man is paying a heavy price for his inter-caste marriage with a woman he was in love with. Pratap Kalar of Khadanga village under Raighar block of the […]
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 […]
Malkangiri: Superstition can be fatal. It was yet again proved in Malkangiri where a man was allegedly murdered on suspicion of practising witchcraft by a kangaroo court set up by the villagers. The deceased, identified as one Irma Kartami of Itaguda village under Kalimela Police limits of the district was reportedly beaten to death after […]
Bhubaneswar: You might have come across incidents of families being ostracised in remote and tribals areas of Odisha, but such incidents happening in Bhubaneswar might be hard to digest. Strange it may sound, but three families, who are staying in an apartment in Smart City Bhubaneswar have alleged that they have been ostracised by other […]
Jajpur: A youth was tied to a pole and reportedly thrashed black and blue by locals in a ‘Kangaroo Court’ trial at Laxmi Nagar village under Panikoili police limits in the district on Saturday. The youth had allegedly decamped with a two-wheeler after taking lift from a motorist couple of days back. Citing that he […]
Jajpur: Following allegations of torturing their daughter-in-law, members of a family were tied and paraded by locals in Tejpur village under Panikoili Police limits of Jajpur. As per reports, the father-in-law, mother-in-law and brother-in-law of the woman identified as Sarojini Swain faced mob fury for allegedly assaulting the victim in absence of her husband. Sarojini […]
Kalahandi: A month after the shocking gang rape of a girl in Jaring forest in Junagarh area sparked state-wide outcry, a differently-abled girl was allegedly raped on multiple occasions by a Sarpanch of the same area in Kalahandi. As per reports, the girl used to work as domestic help at the residence of Sarpanch Amulya […]
Nayagarh: It may sound harsh and seem as a sweeping statement, but unfortunately, a family of Kotagarh village in Nayagarh district of Odisha is allegedly paying the price of police inefficiency. On May 18, a robbery took place in one of the houses at Kotagarh village following which a complaint was lodged by the villagers […]
Nayagarh: In yet another instance of injustice delivered at a Kangaroo court in Odisha, a lawyer has been allegedly ostracised in Nayagarh for fighting a land dispute case between two local villagers in court. According to sources, Khandapada Bar Association member Hrudananda Behera was allegedly ostracised by the villagers for taking up a land dispute […]
Puri: “We lodged a complaint at the police station here, but they refused to take any action stating that they will not interfere in our village issue,” alleged Hrishikesh Sahu of Hatapada village under Satyabadi block whose family has been allegedly ostracised by a kangaroo court of the village in connection with the theft of […]
Kendrapara: A youth was allegedly stripped and thrashed by a panchayat sarpanch in full public view during a ‘Kangaroo court’ trial at Talachua village under Rajnagar block in the district. The incident came to light after video of the act was made viral. “Although no FIR has been lodged in connection with the incident, we […]
Nayagarh: Three persons of a family were tied up and thrashed by locals at Duda village under Banigocha police limits in Dasapalla block of Nayagarh district for allegedly killing a person of the village on May 18. However, the video of the incident has reportedly gone viral that showed that after being beaten up, one […]
Jajpur: Four persons were arrested today for tying and torturing an elderly couple in Ranpal village under Panikoili police limits of Jajpur district. As per sources, an old woman of the village was tied up by her relatives and beaten over some past land dispute. When her husband came to the rescue, he was also […]
Berhampur: Two persons were allegedly beaten up and given electric shock after a kangaroo court trial at Arjipalli under Marine Police Station in Ganjam district. The video of the incident went viral on social media. As soon as the video went viral, police swung into action to rescue the victims and rushed them to hospital. […]
Balasore: A youth was allegedly beaten up in Nachinda village under Kamarda police limits in the district after a kangaroo court trial. The complainant, Satyanarayan De of Kharajichaka stated some villagers caught him and tied with a rope when he went to Nachinda last night to purchase chicken. The villagers suspected his intentions and set […]
Sundergarh: While people are eagerly waiting for the auspicious Ganesh Puja to seek blessings of the Lord to bring prosperity in their lives, it has become a curse for a family of Lamiti village under Dharuadihi police limits in the district after it was ostracised for not paying donation for the festival celebrations. As per […]
Cuttack: Instances of kangaroo court justice continue to surface in Odisha with another such shocking incident being reported from a village in Athgarh here wherein a family has been ostracised for running into the Sarpanch’s son’s vehicle. Other villagers have been threatened to be fined Rs 5,000 if they talk to the members of the […]
Ganjam: In yet another case of mob fury, two youths were allegedly tied to a pole and tonsured by locals in Hindol village under Kabisuryanagar police limits of Ganjam district on Friday. As per reports, the two youth were accused of passing lewd comments at women in village. Later, they were tied to a pole […]
Bhubaneswar: The victim of a kangaroo court verdict in Badakera village in Angul district who was forced to go around the village beating a gong, today appealed for justice before the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC). Dushmant Sahu, the husband of a ward member, was forced to either pay Rs 50,000 penalty or go about […]
Angul: The Bantala police today lodged case against 52 persons including Ragudiapada village head and secretary on charges of holding a kangaroo court and forcing ward member Mallika Sahu’s husband Dushmanta Sahu to beat a gong as punishment. Dushmanta also lodged a police complaint against the Ragudiapada village head and secretary. During the naib sarpanch […]
Baripada: A man and a widow were beaten up after being tied and then paraded on the streets by a Kangaroo Court in Mayurbhanj over having an extra-marital affair. The incident occurred in Ambajoda village under Betanati police limits where the duo was lynch-mobbed. According to sources, on Tuesday, a Kangaroo Court (Peoples’ Court euphemistically […]
Angul: A teacher was made to kneel down and apologize to a girl student at a Gram Sabha for making obscene comments. The incident occurred at Patakamunda under Chhendipada block of Angul district on Friday. As per allegations, an assistant teacher of the Patakamunda High School passed some obscene remarks to a Class VIII girl […]
Bhubaneswar: Few days after a teacher was forced to pass between the legs as a punishment at Balarampur village in Nayagarh district, another shameful act of Kangaroo court has surfaced in Balianta, on the outskirts of the capital city. According to sources, a youth was forced to walk on the road wearing shoe garland for […]
Nayagarh: The main accused in the humiliation of a teacher at a Kangaroo Court by making him pass between the legs as punishment at Balarampur village under Itamati police station was arrested today. The accused has been identified as Baridhar Nayak, president of the village committee. According to sources, Baridhar has been forwarded to court […]
Nayagarh: Two villagers of Balarampur were arrested and forwarded to a court by the Itamati police today for forcing a teacher of Baunsiapada to pass between the legs of one of the accused as a humiliation at a kangaroo court on October 16. Police sources said a manhunt has been launched to nab the other […]