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Not safe at home, minor girl tells High Court

Published: 29th January 2013 08:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2013 11:19 AM   |  A+A-

A minor girl from Malappuram, who had  eloped with her lover, submitted before the Kerala High Court on Monday that she is not safe in her parental home.

The girl, who was produced by the police, said that a few of her father’s inebriated friends had misbehaved with her. Hence, her house is not safe anymore, the girl submitted.

“At home, my father drinks in the company of his friends. On one such occasion, Ravi, a neighbour, and father’s close friend,  attempted to misbehave with me,” the girl submitted.

A Division Bench comprising Justice Pius C Kuriakose and P D Rajan directed the girl’s parents to make arrangements for the minor’s accommodation at S N V Sadanam Ladies Hostel.  It also directed the parents to remit the hostel fees and other charges.

The girl’s brother also appeared before the court and submitted that he has not witnessed any instances of misbehaviour at home. However, he acceded that his father consumed alcohol at home, in the company of friends.

The girl’s mother submitted that if the duo are in love when the girl attains a marriageable age, then the family would come forward to conduct their marriage.  Placing the submission on record, the court also allowed the parents to visit the girl at the hostel.



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