Maharashtra: Caste panchayat asks woman to lick spit for second marriage | Mumbai News

In accordance with the decision, members of the caste panchayat have been to spit on banana leaves and the sufferer was to lick it as a punishment, the official mentioned. (Consultant picture)

MUMBAI: A 35-year-old lady, who married for a second time post-divorce, was ordered by a ‘caste panchayat‘ of her group to lick spit as punishment in Maharashtra‘s Akola district, an official mentioned on Friday.
The caste panchayat additionally ordered the lady to pay Rs 1 lakh to it for her act, he mentioned.
Exhibiting braveness, the lady defied each the diktats and lodged a police grievance.
The stunning incident occurred final month, however got here to gentle when a case was registered in opposition to the unofficial village council, he mentioned.
On a grievance of the sufferer, who stays in Jalgaon district, an FIR below sections 5 and 6 of the Maharashtra Safety of Individuals from Social Boycott (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2016, has been registered in opposition to ten members of the caste panchayat, the official mentioned.
The FIR was registered on Thursday night at Jalgaon’s Chopda metropolis police station, below whose jurisdiction the lady resides, and later the case was transferred for investigation to the Pinjar police station in Akola the place the incident occurred, he mentioned.
In accordance with the grievance, the incident occurred on April 9 at Wadgaon village in Akola, the place the caste panchayat was referred to as to take a choice on the second marriage of the sufferer, he mentioned.
The sufferer belongs to the ‘Nath Jogi’ group, whose caste panchayat didn’t settle for her second marriage, the official mentioned.
The sufferer bought married for the second time in 2019 after taking divorce from her first husband in 2015, the official mentioned.
Her first marriage occurred in 2011, he mentioned.
On the caste panchayat assembly, members mentioned the lady’s second marriage and referred to as her sister and different family, and delivered their “verdict” on the problem (the sufferer was not current on the meet), the official mentioned.
In accordance with the decision, members of the caste panchayat have been to spit on banana leaves and the sufferer was to lick it as a punishment, the official mentioned.
In addition to, the caste panchayat sought a cost of Rs 1 lakh from the sufferer, he mentioned.
After fulfilling these calls for by the panchayat, the sufferer was advised she will “return” to her group, the official mentioned, quoting from the grievance.
The choice of the caste panchayat was conveyed to the sufferer by her family.
Shocked by the choice, the sufferer approached the Chopda metropolis police station and lodged the grievance in opposition to members of the panchayat, mentioned Pravin Munde, Superintendent of Police, Jalgaon.
Because the incident occurred in Akola, the case has been transferred there for additional investigation, he mentioned.

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