Gurgaon couple seeks protection for same 'gotra' marriage

Last Updated: Sat, Jan 05, 2013 14:30 hrs

Gurgaon, Jan 5 (IANS) A newly-married Scheduled Caste couple here belonging to the same gotra (lineage) has demanded security from the police Saturday as they feared a threat from the village panchayat, an official said.

The couple has sought protection nearly a fortnight after getting married in the Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh.

Nitin alias Vicky, 21 and Munesh Kumari,18, filed a written complaint for their security, Bijender Singh of Rajendra Park Police Station told IANS.

The couple fears for their security from the village panchayat which is opposed to same gotra marriage. They eloped Dec 14, 2012.

This is the twelfth couple in the last one-and-half-year who have sought police protection in Gurgaon.

Police provides protection and arranges stay for such couples in a hostel here.

The girl is a Class 12 student of Government Senior Secondary School in Budhera village. Nitin also lived in the same locality.

"I feare that me and my wife can face trouble from boys family because Munesh is our only daughter and she remained property owner after our death," girl's father Mahender Singh told IANS.

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