Khap panchayat slaps Rs one lakh fine on woman for eloping

Last Updated: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 15:44

Muzaffarnagar: A self-styled caste council has slapped a fine of Rs one lakh on the family of a woman after she eloped with her husband`s cousin and banished the
couple from the village at Kishanpur village here.

The decision was taken by the Khap Panchayat yesterday after Anuj Kumar complained to the council that his wife Rina had married his cousin brother Niraj Kumar on April 26.

The members of the panchayat yesterday asked the family members of the couple to pay a fine of Rs one lakh to Anuj.
The community elders also asked the couple to leave the village after the woman refused to leave her second husband and return to Anuj.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 15:44

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