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Youth stripped, thrashed in Kangaroo court for eloping with employer’s daughter

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Kendrapara: A youth was allegedly stripped and thrashed mercilessly in a kangaroo court on Monday for eloping with daughter of his employer. The incident was reported from a village under Talachua Marine police limits in Kendrapara district.

The incident came to the light after a video of the entire incident went viral on social media, however, no police complaint has been registered in this regard.

According to sources, the victim hailing from Bhekta village was working under a businessman, Bulu Jena, of Sikaripahi village. The youth had developed a love affair with Bulu’s daughter and eloped with her to Bhubaneswar to get married bringing shame to the girl’s family.

Some villagers of Talachua traced the youth in Bhubaneswar yesterday and brought him back to the village.

Later, the victim was taken to a kangaroo court in the panchayat office. A group of men stripped and beat him black and blue in presence of the sarpanch. They also uploaded a video of his naked body on social media.

The youth was later admitted to Talachua primary health centre for treatment.

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