Khap panchayat forces man, girl to wash publicly to ‘wash off sins’

Jaipur, September 3

A Khap panchayat, an unelected council of village elders, just lately penalised a person and girl from the Sansi Community in Rajasthan’s Sikar district by making them bathe publicly to clean their alleged ‘sins’.

The nephew and aunt who had been allgedly concerned in an ‘illicit’ relationship, had been requested to deposit Rs 31,000 and Rs 22,000 respectively by the Khap panchayat as penalty earlier than they had been allowed to return to the social fold.

On Tuesday, Sansi Samaj members submitted a memorandum to the Superintendent of Police, demanding stringent motion in opposition to the khap panchayat.

They mentioned that the responsible ought to be put behind bars, the quantity collected by the girl given again to her and those that gathered on the website booked for flouting social distancing norms.

Sikar SP Gagandeep Singla, in the meantime, mentioned {that a} probe is underway and the staff is recording villagers’ statements. “Also, we are trying to get videos or pictures of the incident,” he added.

The incident was reported on August 21 and as per the Khap panchayat, the person and girl had been requested to clean off their sins by bathing in a public place. Hundreds of villagers gathered to take a look at the so-called punishment.

Just a few onlookers even took photos and made movies of the incident, however no person got here ahead to assist them. IANS

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