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Haryana: Khap panchayat forces couple to live as siblings

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Feb 03, 2013 at 10:05pm IST

Hisar: A Khap panchayat in Haryana's Hisar district has reportedly forced a couple to live as siblings. The couple has been married for over a year. Their families alleged harassment and extortion by the village head.

The families claimed that the police did not register their complaint despite several visits to the police station.

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Khap panchayat forces couple to live as siblings

The couple's families claimed that the police did not register their complaint despite several visits to the police station.

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