Protect inter-caste couple, High Court tells cops

The High Court on Monday asked the police to provide security to an inter-caste couple who had married recently.

Published: 21st February 2017 05:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2017 05:28 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The High Court on Monday asked the police to provide security to an inter-caste couple who had married recently.

Suresh Babu (31) is an MBA graduate belonging to a scheduled tribe community from Chinthamani and his wife Anuja (26) is an MCom graduate from the Gowda community from Doddanallapur. They married on November 24, 2016.

The division bench of Justice B S Patil and Justice B V Nagaratha was hearing a habeas corpus application filed by Lakshmamma, Anuja’s mother. The court disposed of the petition after the couple appeared before the bench and Anuja expressed her willingness to go with her husband.

When the couple was leaving the court, a group of people known to the girl allegedly attacked Suresh Babu and tore his shirt. The group also allegedly forcefully took the girl away and made her sign on stamp papers, according to which she was giving away her property rights.

However, the couple managed to escape and they approached the government advocate, who in turn produced them before the court and informed the court about the incident. The court then asked the parents of both Anuja and Babu to be present before the court on Tuesday.

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