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Bihar village court announces social boycott of women for ‘sheltering’ criminals

The diktat was issued by Ranipati-Sukhasan panchayat in Madhepura district

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PATNA: A village court in Bihar has announced social boycott of two women, charging them with providing shelter to the criminals.

Reports said the local villagers from Ranipati-Sukhasan panchayat in Madhepura district were quite worried over the rising crime graph in their areas for some time and held a court to debate over the issue on Sunday evening.

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The court said two women had been acting as informants of some criminals and also giving shelter to them.

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Eventually, the court announced social boycott of two women Rubi Devi and Leena Devi.

Last week, a village court in neighbouring Supaul district had ordered a man to be beaten with sandals and also forced him to lick his spit for sending indecent messages to a girl.

Another incident was reported from Vaishali district where two women-both mother and daughter—were beaten, tonsured and paraded through the streets on the order of local villagers after they had resisted rape attempts.

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