Bhopal, April 15: The leaders of Panchayat in Tarapur village in Madhya Pradesh definitely have a 'regressive' sense of justice. In order to punish a man, who allegedly killed a cow, the leaders of the Panchayat issued a bizarre diktat. The Panchayat has recently fixed Jagdish Banjara's five-year-old daughter's marriage with an eight-year-old boy as a mark of repentance.
"Guna (Madhya Pradesh): Panchayat in Tarapur village orders marriage of five-year-old girl to an 8-year-old boy as a punishment for the girl's parents," reported ANI.
After the girl's mother approached the local authorities, officials have ordered an investigation into the matter. "We are sending a probe team to this village, strict action will be taken against the culprits," Guna additional district magistrate Nizam Khan told ANI.
Jagdish allegedly killed the cow three years ago, after it strayed into his field. In order to save his crop, Jagdish hit the cattle with a stone which led to the death of the cow. After the incident, Jagdish and his family were ostracised from the village.
They were also asked by the village leaders to take bath in the Ganges and distribute food among the villagers to pay the price for his 'unholy' act. The Panchayat leaders say that since the death of the cow, nothing good has happened in the village even after the passage of three years of the incident.
Now, as a mark of repentance, the Panchayat has asked Jagdish to marry off his minor daughter to a minor boy in the village.