Rs 25.60 Lakh Penalty For Inter-caste Marriage, Panchayat Ostracises Family

Keonjhar: A family has been ostracised by the local gram panchayat of Khaliamenta in Anandpur sub division because of an inter-caste marriage. According to reports, the family of Maheswar Baske has been penalised Rs 60,000 apart from a compensation of Rs 25 lakh for marrying a girl from a different caste.

“When Maheswar and his wife were living outside there was no issue. Ever since the couple came into the village, our family has been completely ostracised,” said Phulamani, mother of Maheswar. The incident has come to the fore from Nialijharana village.

Now the family is staying at a relatives place in a different village and have sought the administration’s help to resolve the dispute, reports added.

Phulamani Baske, Mother of Maheswar