Mayurbhanj: In yet another instance of kangaroo court justice, a man was denied to perform the last rites of his wife after he failed to pay the penalty marrying in another caste.
Parbati Soren (25) of Kuchei village under Kuliana police limits in Mayurbhnaj district died of jaundice three days ago. However, the villagers did not allow his husband Kandera Soren to perform the last rites for failing to pay the penalty which was imposed on him for inter-caste marriage.
Following this, the body of the woman remained uncremated for the last three days.
After the matter came to light, Mayurbhanj Additional SP Abhimanyu Nayak reached the village and discussed the matter with the villagers. Later, the body was cremated.