In a shocking incident in Gujarat, a Panchayat in Chota Udaipur area punished a teenage couple who eloped from the village but were later captured and dragged back by the family.
As a punishment for ‘falling in love’, the girl was forced to carry the boy on her back while the whole village, including their families and the Panchayat, looked on sadistically.
The couple was also fined Rs. 10,000 and warned to never meet again. And if they meet, the fine would be increased to Rs. five lakhs.
The girl, along with her family, left the village subsequently.