Pilibai was forced to pay Rs. 11,000 (£120).
A young woman had a love marriage in what was supposed to be a happy occasion. However, it turned to despair has her mother was forced to feed the entire village.
The incident happened in the Mahasamund District of Chhattisgarh. The woman’s daughter had married a man from the community after falling in love with each other.
But the community’s hierarchy was not happy about it and excluded her from the rest of the community.
The woman was identified as Pilibai and she explained that the Yadav’s were responsible for distancing the community from her.
After the love marriage and the evident signals of their disapproval, Pilibai was forced to pay Rs. 11,000 (£120) after the Yadav’s imposed a financial penalty.
They later forced her to prepare a large quantity of meat and rice in order to feed the entire village.
Despite doing what they asked, the community continued to ignore Pilibai. On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, she went to the district collector and the SP to file a complaint.
Pilibai explained that she was from an area in Saraipali and said that her daughter got married on June 18, 2019.
On August 27, 2019, the village hierarchy called a meeting, stating their disapproval of the love marriage, which led to her being excluded.
She told officers that she was forced to pay them and had to make food for the villagers.
Pilibai also alleged that the community leaders, Lakhanlal Yadav, Rathlal Yadav and Makunda Yadav took the money from her and beat her.
They later threatened to kill her.
She said that ever since her daughter had a love marriage, the rest of the community have distanced themselves from her and her family.
Even though love marriages are meant to be happy, there are some who do not approve and it is becoming more common in India.
In one instance, which also happened in Chhattisgarh, an Indian Air Force pilot got married but it led to his father being abused by her father.
The victim was named as Yograj, while the suspect was identified as Bansal Lal.
Yograj told officers that he had been on his way to work when three men in a car stopped him. The men, including Lal, dragged the victim out of his car before beating him.
They tore his clothes before taking him to an isolated area where they assaulted him again. The suspects covered his face in soot. Yograj alleged that two of the men held him up as Lal urinated on his face.
Officers told the victim that he would have to have a medical test to prove the assault allegations.
The case was transferred to the police in the city of Raipur.