A farmer along with his family were ostracised from their village in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur district, after the farmer “accidentally killed a cow,” reports Hindustan Times on Wednesday, 2 January, quoting official sources.
The incident took place on 1 January, after 36-year-old Pappu Prajapati accidentally hit a cow while parking in his tractor-trolley.
Following the accident, the villagers called for a panchayat meeting, during which the decision to ostracise Prajapati and his family was taken.
Sheopur district additional collector, Rajendra Rai told Hindustan Times that the such an incident was not registered with them, however, “they will look into the matter.”
Villagers told the HT that the family of Prajapati will be allowed to enter the village once they take “dip into the holy Ganga”, organise a feast after a ‘Kanya and Brahman Bhoj’ and donate a cow. The newspaper further claimed that “Prajapati has left the village with his family to take a dip in the Ganga.”
(With inputs from Hindustan Times)
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