Bihar village court announces social boycott of women for ‘sheltering’ criminals
The diktat was issued by Ranipati-Sukhasan panchayat in Madhepura district
PATNA: A village court in Bihar has announced social boycott of two women, charging them with providing shelter to the criminals.
Reports said the local villagers from Ranipati-Sukhasan panchayat in Madhepura district were quite worried over the rising crime graph in their areas for some time and held a court to debate over the issue on Sunday evening.
The court said two women had been acting as informants of some criminals and also giving shelter to them.
Eventually, the court announced social boycott of two women Rubi Devi and Leena Devi.
Last week, a village court in neighbouring Supaul district had ordered a man to be beaten with sandals and also forced him to lick his spit for sending indecent messages to a girl.
Another incident was reported from Vaishali district where two women-both mother and daughter—were beaten, tonsured and paraded through the streets on the order of local villagers after they had resisted rape attempts.