Woman tonsured by parents for marrying against their will

Woman tonsured by parents for marrying against their will

Woman tonsured by parents for marrying against their will

A woman was tonsured by her family members for marrying man of her choice.

The incident took place in Paidipally village under Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation in Telangana. Twenty-three year old Jannu Veena married Mandha Praveen on 28 December.

Coming from the same caste and being neighbours since childhood, they were in love for years and solemnised it by formally wedding at a temple.

The couple stayed away from the village for the first few days after the marriage fearing threat from their families. However, they moved to native Paidipally a week ago after local corporator advised the parents against disturbing them. After gaining confidence they returned to the village a week ago with the blessings of the local corporator Veera Bhikshapathi.

"The couple came to me and asked for my help and protection. I called their parents and advised them to leave the newly married couple alone," he said.

On Monday, the brothers and sisters-in-law of Veena came to their house and took them to her maternal uncle's place in Jammikunta town in the same district for peaceful settlement of the issue.   Where they drugged her and tonsured her head. According to Hasanparthy police inspector B Kishan said the husband was forced to tonsure the head of his wife with the help of the barber.

Police have recorded the statements of the auto driver and the barber and registered a case against six relatives of Veena, including her father J Sambaiah and brothers. All the six were advised to surrender before the police.

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