One of the scariest part of living in Indian villages is lack of law-enforcement there, even in this century where people sing songs of “equality” and “justice for all” villages are ruled by those who wield the whip, that whip can be money, caste or political affiliation but whip is what rules the villages. Because the police station, if there is any is also controlled by those who have the whips.
If you ever talk with villagers and they trust you they will confide, how they live in fear, for their loved ones, property and lives!
That is a place I won’t like to build my home in either!
I too will prefer to move out if I can.