TNN / Oct 9, 2021, 13:31 IST
JAISALMER: The family of Gemraram—who had strayed to Pakistan and is in a jail there for the last 11 months now — has been allegedly harassed and evicted from their village in Barmer district.
The villagers were upset with the family over Gemraram’s affair with a girl and alleged that his brother too was involved with another girl.
The villagers reprimanded the family over this, following which the family left the village and have lodged a case under the SC/ST Act.
According to information, Sajjan ka Paar resident Jamaram Meghwal and his family of 21 members have been evicted from their village in Barmer district.
Jugtaram, brother of Gemraram, giving a report at Beenjraad police station, said that a few people from the village on September 15 threatened to evict them from the village and threatened to burn their house.
On this, the villagers told them to send the family to other relatives’ place and vacate the house, following which the family left the village.
Jugtaram has demanded action against 10 people who he has named.
Gemraram’s brother Peetharam had eloped with a minor girl of the village one and a half months ago and Peetharam is in Barmer jail in the case.
The police have started investigation. Beenjraad police on Wednesday went to Sajjan ka Paar village and inquired the villagers.
Barmer SP Anand Sharma said the police spoke to the persons named in the report but the villagers refused to have harassed the family, although they did confess to have taunted them for the two brothers’ conduct and had told the family that this had spoiled the atmosphere of the village.
It is to be mentioned that Gemraram crossed over