TIRUCHY: A dalit youth and a caste Hindu girl who got married recently approached the Superintendent of Police on Wednesday and sought protection from the bride’s parents. The girl alleged that her parents were threatening to kill her husband if she continued to live with him.
In a complaint handed over to Tiruchy Superintendent of Police E S Uma, the 21 year-old woman, a native of Manachanallur, said she decided to marry M Kannadasan (26) a painting contractor and resident of Manachanallur, after being in love for seven years. When her parents came to know of this, they opposed the relationship and tried several times to change her mind. However, with the support from Kannadasan’s family, the couple got married at a temple in Namakkal on March 23 and got the marriage registered.
“Since the marriage took place without the knowledge of my family, I returned to my home after the marriage and continued stay at my residence,” the girl said.
However, information about the marriage leaked to her parents through friends.
Sensing the danger, she left home and went over to Kannadasan’s house on March 30 after telling her parents that she was going to college.
“From the day I left home, my parents kept threatening me and my husband over phone to separate us. Particularly, they threatened to kill Kannadasan, since he hails off a dalit family”, the girl said and sought police protection for her husband from her family.
Advocate ‘Karate’ Muthukumar, who guided the couple told Express that the Superintendent of Police had directed them to lodge a separate complaint with the police station concerned in Manachanallur.