Man lets wife go with lover in exchange for 71 sheep

Updated: Aug 19, 2019, 17:13 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Uttar Pradesh

The exchange was made in the presence of the Panchayat which directed the woman's lover to compensate her husband with half of his flock

Panchayat in its judgement said a woman, married to Rajesh Pal, can stay with another man with whom she had eloped, on condition that Pal is given 71 sheep as compensation. Pic/ANI
Panchayat in its judgement said a woman, married to Rajesh Pal, can stay with another man with whom she had eloped, on condition that Pal is given 71 sheep as compensation. Pic/ANI

In a bizarre love story, a husband agreed to let go off his wife with her lover in exchange for 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur. The exchange was made in the presence of the Panchayat which directed the woman's lover to compensate her husband with half of his flock. According to the news agency, ANI, the matter came to light on July 22 when the husband approached the Panchayat with the case after his wife eloped with her lover.

The husband identified as Rajesh let go off his wife with her lover identified as Umesh for 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur. When the Panchayat interrogated the lovers, they expressed their willingness to live together and the woman confessed that she was not happy in her marriage. Taking cognisance of the situation, the woman's lover, Umesh was given a choice to either have an extramarital affair or compensate the woman's husband with a flock of sheep. Umesh chose love over his livestock and gave away 71 sheep to his lover's husband Rajesh.

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