I have gone through your matter. In some tribal community it is admitted panchyat decision, but in law it is not so. When your wife has filed criminal case u/s 498 (a) , you dont be frightened. You may contest the same & wht has happen in panchyat, it will be helpful to you at the time of evidence. Now you move before the court & file divorce petitionwith appointin lawyer. You will be safe . Dont come under pressure for her demands.I will co-operate you.
Thanking you. Yours wellwishers,
Adv. Ramchandra N.Kachave