Muzaffarnagar: Families of eloping couple ostracised by panchayat

Muzaffarnagar: A community panchayat has decided to socially boycott families of a couple who had eloped recently in neighbouring Shamli district, police said today.

The panchayat was called yesterday after a girl and a boy belonging to different communities eloped about 15 days ago, which led to tension in Banat town, they said.

The panchayat had decided to ostracise the two families, Circle officer Nishank Sharma said.

He said that they are keeping an eye on the development.

"We are taking all precautionary measures to check any disruption of law and order in the district," Sharma said.

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