The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep by a village council in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
According to reports, a panchayat (village council) in Pipraich asked the man to give 71 sheep to the woman's husband as "compensation".
However, the matter was not to end that easy, and just days later the two men got into a brawl.
The panchayat was called where the lover was asked to make a choice either to continue in the extra marital relationship and compensate the husband with a flock of sheep or end it. He chose love.
'i want them back'
Things came to a clash again when the father of the lover objected to the panchayat's decision and demanded the flock back.
He even registered a written complaint with the police station and demanded an unconditional return of his livestock as he accused the woman's husband of stealing the animals.
The woman's decision remaining unchanged, the matter now rests with the police.