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Tamil Nadu Police rescues woman dragged out of marriage registration office by family

India Today logo India Today 12-10-2021 Pramod Madhav
Tamil Nadu Police rescues woman dragged out of marriage registration office by family Tamil Nadu Police rescues woman dragged out of marriage registration office by family

People outside Nagapattinam Magistrate Court in Tamil Nadu witnessed a dramatic scene on Tuesday when two men dragged a woman out of the marriage registration office.

As she was begging them to leave her alone, the public surrounded the two men and began asking questions. One of the men holding the woman said that he's a Village Administrative Officer (VAO) and also her father.

The group then said that they had come to stop her from getting her "inter-caste marriage" officially registered.

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A lady constable hearing the commotion tried to stop the men, who then pushed the woman into a car and tried to flee. However, the public surrounded the vehicle and asked the group to hand over the woman to the police. The men initially refused but after other police officials reached the spot, they freed the woman.

The woman has been identified as Bharathi (23) from Pudukkottai. She had fallen in love with Madhanraj (24) but her family did not accept the relationship as Bharathi is a Hindu and Madhanraj hails from the SC community.

The couple got married in a temple on Monday and went to a registration office to get their marriage registered. But, Bharathi's relatives had been waiting outside the court to take her away even before she could officially register her marriage.

Meanwhile, Madhanraj has filed a complaint stating that Bharathi was kidnapped and his family was attacked. He has also sought protection.

Further investigation into the matter is underway.

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