Couple ousted from village

Bhiwani (Haryana): A `maha-panchayat' of 11 villages here has banished a couple from their village for life after a row over their `gotras'. The mahapanchayat had earlier ostracized 30 families of Poonia `gotra' in Jevli village after a member of the community Ombir married Saroj, who is of Sheoran `gotra', from a neighbouring village.

The panchayat had earlier objected to the marriage. However, it withdrew its earlier diktat after the family agreed to keep the couple out of the borders of the village for life. PTI

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