Source: India Today | December 27, 2016
A 70-year-old farmer was asked to pay a fine of Rs 500 and stand on one leg because a calf had died in his farm. After suffering and constantly changing legs, he passed away.
A 70-year-old farmer from Madhya Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region died after being made to stand on one leg.
The victim identified as Har Singh Lodhi was asked to atone for his sins after a calf was found dead in his farm with a bottle of rat poison beside it, reported The Telegraph.
The panchayat in Bada Malhera of Chhattarpur district also asked him to pay a fine of Rs 500. According to his son Dariyab, Har Singh was ready to go through the purification rituals and had also paid Rs 500.
”My father was himself keen to undertake the punishment as he had been feeling low since the calf died. After three hours of suffering and constantly changing legs, he fainted. He was taken to hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival,” he told The Telegraph .
Cow-Vigilantism is a practice that is carried out by some self-appointed protectors and similar cases have been reported in the past.
In July 2016, four Dalit students were beaten up for skinning a dead cow.