Hardaspur, August 1: In another incident of violence, a young couple who had eloped to get married, was recently beaten up and harassed by their families in Madhya Pradesh’s Hardaspur. The family of the woman abducted their son-in-law and daughter at gunpoint, as they were allegedly not happy with their marriage. The couple was thrashed. The woman was stripped and her hair was chopped off. The couple was also forced to drink urine. Also Read - Man Walks 200 KMs From Delhi to Reach Madhya Pradesh But Dies in Agra
The incident took place on July 25. Ambua Police Station in-charge Vikas Kapis said that the 19-year-old woman married a 21-year-old man from the same village against her parents’ wishes in May this year. Later, the `jaat panchayat’ (community body) intervened and ordered that the man’s family should pay Rs 70,000 to the woman’s family as compensation and resolve the issue, the station in-charge added. Also Read - 'Stay Away From Me, I Violated Lockdown,' MP Cop Writes on Forehead of Labourer | Watch
The couple then left for Gujarat in search of job. When they returned last week, the couple stayed at the house of the husband’s uncle. The woman’s family members went to the house at 4 AM on July 25, and forced the couple to go with them at gunpoint. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 45-Year-Old COVID-19 Patient Dies, State's Death Toll Reaches 5
While letting them go, the accused allegedly told the woman that this was a revenge for “hurting the family’s pride”. The couple approached police and filed a complaint against the woman’s father, her two uncles and three others.
Reflecting on the incident, the man said, “They did this as we had eloped and got married.” A case has been registered against the six accused. Two of the accused have also been arrested.
(With agency inputs)