In Khargone, a village populated by sons-in-law

  • Ritesh Mishra, None, Nyay nagar (Khargone)
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2015 20:03 IST

Thirty years ago, two sons-in-law of Kukdole village panchayat settled here and started a dairy farm. Today, more than 175 of them are settled here, popularising Nyay Nagar as ‘Damaad Bedi’.

“Nearly all residents of this village are sons-in-law. I am also a “damaad” of Kukdole village and I settled here in Nyay Nagar, about 20 years ago. I started selling milk to Khargone and built a house here”, said Sukhdev Yadav.

“This is the most peaceful village in Khargone. No one fights here; no one drinks nor does anyone sell illegal liquor. It is all prohibited here,” Yadav added.

Nyay Nagar, 10 km from Khargone district headquarters, has 220 houses in which 175 are of sons-in-law and their descendants. “Two generations of sons-in-law are living here,” added Yadav.

“Damaads of Rajputs, Brahmins, Yadavs and tribals live here peacefully,” said Shankar Rajpoot, a resident.

“Liquor is banned here. If anyone is found selling country-made liquor, he has to pay `30,000 as penalty and if anyone gives tip-off, `5,000 will be awarded to him,” said Yadav.

“The main reason behind this settlement of damaads is because of its proximity to Khargone, which presents ample opportunities for business. All damaads are businessmen and hence anyone who marries a girl of Kukdole village settles here. Other damaads help the person in his business,” said Hemant Chauhan, sarpanch of Kukdole village.

“It is a pleasant feeling. You live in the same village in which you are born. We want our daughters to stay in this village after marriage,” said Aarti Kumari, a daughter of this village who is married to Kishan. Her husband moved in after their wedding.

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