SC reunites couple

SC reunites couple

SC reunites couple

The Supreme Court on Wednesday reunited a woman with her husband whom she had married against  her parents wishes.

The woman police Inspector, who helped the couple see each other after a month of separation and ordeal, caught attention of the bench presided over by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur.

Looking at her badge, the CJI exclaimed: “Oh! your name is Indira Gandhi!” As she nodded and smiled profusely, the court asked the girl’s husband, a 27-year-old man to arrangements for Inspector’s return journey.

“You look very happy... we are also happy to see you smile. God bless you both,” the bench wished the couple, who had to seek help of the top court to lead their life as husband and wife.

The couple had in the last week of June married each other at a church in Delhi after a courtship.

After the wedding, they lived in the house of the groom’s father in Noida, but the woman’s family was unhappy over her decision to marry.

When she travelled to Hyderabad for some official work on July 8, her father called to say that they would accept the marriage and asked her to see him at her cousin’s house in the city.

But when she reached there, the father assaulted her and forcefully took her to Chennai where she was locked up in their house.

Attempts at reconciliation

Attempts by the husband and his family to reconcile with the woman’s father and brother did not yield any result. The police in Noida and Delhi also refused to register the FIR on one pretext or another.

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