In a shocking incident in Meerut, a Khap Panchayat issued a diktat to its villagers to rape and parade two Dalit sisters naked around the village.
Their kangaroo court ordered them to do so after they found that their brother allegedly eloped with a married women from the Jat community. According to a Times of India report, the 23-year-old resident moved the Supreme Court for a CBI enquiry.
After which it immediately issued notices to Uttar Pradesh police to respond the resident’s demands. The 22-year-old brother was reportedly having an affair for three years with a 21-year-old girl belonging to a Jat community. The girl’s family rejected the idea of getting them together, which made them to runaway on January 2015.
The panchayat which was called announced that if the couple did not return, the man’s sisters will be raped and paraded naked in the village. The couple returned two day later and soon the girl got married on February 17 in Haryana.
When she returned back to UP 15 days later, they eloped again. An FIR was filed against the man for abduction and two months later they found the couple in Meerut. In a statement to a SDM (Sub-Divisional Magistrate) court, the girl charged him of abducting her. The family has moved to Delhi, while the man is lodged in Meerut prison.
The police and villagers denied the happenings. “The man is currently lodged in jail on charges of abducting a married woman. Regarding the khap panchayat’s diktat, it is a baseless accusation. Had there been any such panchayat, we would have known of that,” Khekra Police station inspector told TOI.