Will stay with mother till trauma of violence subsides, says Divya

Published: 02nd July 2013 09:52 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd July 2013 09:52 AM   |  A+A-


N Divya, whose marriage with I Elavarasan, a dalit boy, resulted in a large scale caste violence in Dharmapuri district on November 7 last year, has reiterated her desire to stay with her mother.

When the habeas corpus writ petition from her mother Thenmozhi came up on Monday , Divya told a division bench comprising Justices M Jaichandran and MM Sundresh that she would like to stay with her mother till the trauma her family was facing was over.

When the petition came up in the morning, the bench expressed its desire to hear it at their chambers in the evening. The matter was taken up in the evening at the chamber of Justice Jaichandran. The bench first summoned Divya and her mother and enquired them.

During enquiry, it was said that Divya had told the judges that she did not nurture any grievances against her husband Elavarasan. He and his family members were treating her well and there was no remark in this aspect. However, when she looked at her husband, the whole episode of her father committing suicide and the subsequent unforeseen violent incidents ran before her eyes. So far her mother did not recognise her love affair and the subsequent marriage. She was trying to convince her. Till time her mother approved of her marriage, she would prefer to stay back with her mother only, she was said to have told the bench. She also apprehended that if she went back with Elavarasan, she might lose her mother and brother also. In this situation, she would like to stay with her mother, she was said to have told the judges.

She was seen coming out of the chamber with tears rolling down her cheeks.

After listening to the arguments of counsel for both the sides, the bench posted the matter for further hearing on July 3. Divya was pursuing a nursing course when she fell in love with Elavarasan, a native of Natham Colony near Naikkankotai in Dharmapuri district.

They eloped and got married in August 2012. Things changed when her father Nagarajan committed suicide as he allegedly felt ashamed.. This led to attack and vandalism on Dalit colonies in the district.


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