Madhya Pradesh: A 55-year-old woman was forced to beg for a week for accidently causing the death of a calf at a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind. The money she received would go towards financing a trip to the Ganges, where she was to take a dip as part of the penance, the village panchayat had ruled.
Last month Kamlesh, a resident of Matadin village, was trying to pull away a calf from its mother when the rope got entangled in its neck and the animal was strangled. The local panchayat then ordered that she spend the week begging for money in nearby villages. Else, they said she would face social boycott for life. “ They boycotted her for 7 days. She was not allowed to enter the village even,” said her son Anil Shrivas.