The residents of Panchayat in Madhya Pradesh, India were left in shock after a Kangaroo court ordered a father to get his five-year-old daughter married to eight-year-old boy as a way of punishment for allegedly killing a calf.
Mr Jagdish Banjara was accused of hitting a grazing calf with stone, which allegedly led to the animalâ€™s death.
He was consequently forced to bath in â€˜Gangaâ€™ and distribute food to the villagers in attempts to punish him for his offence. His family was also subjected to â€˜a social boycottâ€™ .
As if that was not enough punishment, a Kangaroo court has now ordered Mr Banjara to marry off his five-year-old daughter to an eight-year-old boy.
The court, while delivering the extremely bizarre judgement, argued that nothing positive had happened in the village ever since Mr Banjara murdered a calf.
The strange case of parallel justice came to light after Mr Banjaraâ€™s wife allegedly filed a complaint to prevent her daughter from forceful early marriage.
Government authorities have launched investigations into the matter, though reports indicate that the villagers are hell-bent on going ahead with the marriage ceremony.
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