The district police have helped to reunite a Dalit girl and her husband belonging to a dominant caste, who were forced to live separately by the bridegroom’s parents.
Sources said, Pandiselvi (22) of Vaththanakottai belonging to Kulathur taluk in the district, hailing from a Dalit community, lodged a petition with ES Uma, superintendent of Police on Monday.
She stated that she went to Tiruppur to work in hosiery textiles owing to her poor economic condition. She fell in love with one Sarathkumar, a resident of Vilappatti near Annavasal in the district, belonging to a dominant community of the region, and working as supervisor in a hosiery firm.
The lovers got married at a temple, in Tiruppur, on July 10, 2013.
On August 11, the couple came to Tiruchy along with Murugesan, father of Sarathkumar and his relatives Suresh and Jeyaraman from where they proceeded to Vilapatti by a car.
On the way, Sarathkumar’s relatives allegedly pushed out Pandiselvi from the car when the vehicle was approaching Mangathupatti near Keeranur after snatching away her mangalyam. They also verbally abused her mentioning her caste name.
Immediately, Pandiselvi went to the All Women Police Station at Keeranur and tried to lodge a complaint.
However, the police officials refused to receive the petition without any valid document for their marriage.
So, she went to Tiruppur and collected the documents for their marriage including photographs and receipt given by the temple, where the marriage took place.
When she came back to the police station to lodge a petition with the police on August 13, again they refused to receive the complaint.
On Monday, she approached the Superintendent of Police and appealed for her intervention in the issue and take steps to reunite her with her husband.
After receiving Pandiselvi’s Complaint, the SP ordered the police officials to take immediate action.
A team of police officials comprising Keeranur police and members of the all women police station, Keeranur rushed to Vilapatti and enquired Sarathkumar, who confessed about their marriage and was ready to reunite with Pandiselvi.
The couple were united and the parents were warned not to cause problems for them.