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Panchayat fiat: Hit Married man, lover with slippers in Uttar Pradesh

According to the sources, the married man fell in love with a 19-year-old woman of his village and gifted a mobile phone to her. Trouble arose when her parents noticed the mobile phone in her hand.

lucknow Updated: Aug 03, 2017 14:38 IST
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The duo was warned not to meet ever again. The man’s wife also reached the panchayat, condemning him for his act.
The duo was warned not to meet ever again. The man’s wife also reached the panchayat, condemning him for his act.

A village panchayat in Myorpur area of Sonbhadra district ordered that a married man and his lover be hit with slippers five times each in the presence of several locals on Tuesday after their affair came to light, local sources said.

According to the sources, the married man fell in love with a 19-year-old woman of his village and gifted a mobile phone to her. Trouble arose when her parents noticed the mobile phone in her hand.

After trying to evade their queries, the woman revealed who gifted it to her. Her parents informed the village elders and a panchayat was called. While some suggested that a case should be registered against the man with police, others decided to boycott him.

Someone suggested that they should be punished. At this, the panchayat decided that both be hit with a slipper five times each.

The duo was warned not to meet ever again. The man’s wife also reached the panchayat, condemning him for his act. The man apologised unconditionally.

When contacted, Myorpur police station in-charge Gaganraj Singh said he had no information about the incident. If the matter was reported to the police, he would look into it, he said.