Greater Noida: In yet another outrageous
diktat by a Khap panchayat, a self-styled community council
here has ruled that a boy who had eloped with a girl, hailing
from another village, will have to hand over a girl from his
own village as punishment or else face dire consequences.
This has terrified residents of Daula village, the
native place of the boy, prompting authorities to deploy PAC
and rush additional police to the village.
Fear and tension ran high in Daula with parents sending
their daughters to undisclosed places after the notorious
diktat issued Sunday.
Those who are still in the village are being fierecly
guarded, villagers said.
Adequate police have been deployed in the village to
instill confidence among the residents, SHO (Dankore) T J
"Cases under SC/ST Act have been registered against
some 40 people," he said adding no one had been arrested yet.
An upper caste girl from Maicha village had eloped with
a lower caste boy from Daula on June 24 leading to a Kangaroo
court asking the boy`s father to send the girl back within a
week or else the family would be eliminated.
The Maicha Khap panchayat met on Sunday and decreed
that Daula village must return the girl or its own girls will
be forcibly snatched.