A 29-year-old woman staged a hunger strike here on Sunday in front of her lover’s house at Velliyanai, since he had refused to marry her.
Saritha (29), daughter of Palaniappan and a resident of Thalapatti village near Velliyanai, is a graduate.
Six years back, she fell in love with Vijayakanth (29), a teacher in a government-aided school near Tharangampatti.
However, Vijayakanth refused to marry her at that point of time and his family fixed him marriage with another girl. When Saritha came to know about the marriage plans, she submitted a petition to the District Collector Jeyanthi on the issue, who in turn forwarded the petition to the Kulithalai All Women Police Station for investigation.
The officials held talks with Vijayakanth and he had requested them to give him a month’s time to decide on the issue.
However, his parents were proceeding with the marriage plans.
On Sunday, Saritha began a hunger strike in front of Vijakanth’s house, demanding him to marry her. But, Vijaykanth was absconding.
On information, Velliyanai police rushed to the spot and pacified Saritha.
After negotiations, she withdrew her protest. Inspector of All Women Police Station, Kulithalai, Beulah Gnanavasanthi, who counselled Saritha, said they were trying to work out a compromise between the two families.