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Court tells minor ‘couple’ to go home

delhi Updated: Feb 10, 2012 23:41 IST

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A love story of two school-going minors did not get legal sanction as the Delhi high court on Friday shot down the girl's plea to live with her juvenile lover and gave her custody to her parents.

Justice Mukta Gupta, after an in-camera hearing, dismissed the plea of the girl who said she wanted to live with the boy as she was allegedly being "tortured" by the parents after being suspended from the school in November last year.

The girl, a class-IX student of Paschim Vihar-based private school here, had moved the court to seek its approval to remain with her boy friend, a class-XI student from the same institution.

The boy's parents, present in the court, expressed their desire to take the custody of the girl. Justice Gupta also shot down the plea.

Later, the court handed over the girl's custody to her parents and directed them not to ill-treat her considering her forthcoming annual examination in March this year.

It then fixed the case for further hearing on March 29.

The minor girl filed the petition through an NGO and claimed she and her friend were suspended by their school management after they were found talking to each other on November 1 last year.

Seeking protection, the girl said she was depressed after being beaten mercilessly by her parents who also drove her out of the home.