Married woman waits for her 'absconding' husband

 Explaining her woes to mediapersons, Rekha said that she wants Kumar back. “I want to live with him in a separate house. But I do not want to live with his family. I am willing to accept his religion and practice all rituals,” she says pointing out that Kumar’s parents and relatives are not happy with their relation.

In fact, parents of Kumar and Rekha had decided to solemnise their marriage at the Kateel Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple on March 29, 2010. But the marriage was not solemnised as per plan as the groom and their relatives did not reach the venue even after the Muhurtha. “I came to know from the temple authorities that Kumar’s sister and another relative had cancelled the marriage ceremony on March 28. They even lied before the temple authorities that marriage has been cancelled because of my father’s death. Still, we were waiting for the groom and his relatives from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on that day. As the groom did not reach the venue even after the Muhurtha of 11.25 am, I went to Mangalore Rural Police Station and filed a complaint against him and his 10 relatives including his mother,” she explained. The Kateel Temple authorities too assert the above fact in a letter written to Rekha.

In the FIR dated March 29, 2010, Rekha alleged that Kumar, his mother Sunitha, close relatives Kiran, Rohi, Bhaskara, Raju, Arathi, Bharathi, Chandravathi, Prema Kotian and Chandravathi had tortured her mentally and physically demanding Rs 2 lakh dowry and 50 pawans of gold.

But it is unfortunate that the police could not arrest Kumar so far, even though cases of cheating and dowry menace were filed against him and his relatives.

Mangalore Rural Sub Inspector Prakash said that they tried to convince Kumar’s parents to solve the case. However, he said, “since he has cheated the girl by not tying nuptial knot, we have to take action against him as well. We will arrest and produce before the court the accused, who is absconding now.”

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