Jharkhand legislator holds kangaroo court

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 02, 2013 14:20 hrs

Ranchi, March 2 (IANS) A Jharkhand legislator held a kangaroo court Saturday and punished a man after his wife's complaint over ill-treatment by her alcoholic husband.

Jagannath Mahto, a Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator, held the 'Jan Adalat' on the complaint of Jitendra Chaudhary's wife at Bhandarida village situated in Bokaro district, around 140 Km from Ranchi.

The legislator asked his supporters to tie Chaudhary, in his early 30s, with a tree.

"He will be kept tied till he promises to quit drinking and lead a good life with the family members," Mahto told reporters.

The legislator said Chaudhary was an alcoholic and his family members were suffering due to his bad habit.

According to villagers, Chaudhary frequently thrashed his wife after drinking alcohol and also sold off her jewellery.

After the "punishment" awarded at the court held by the legislator, Jitendra told reporters: "I will quit drinking."

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