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Girl who married against family's wish is dead: claims UP cop

delhi Updated: Oct 07, 2009 21:29 IST

The Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that a girl who had married against the wishes of her family died recently due to illness and assured the Court that an FIR would be lodged on receipt of a complaint from the youth who claimed to have married to her.

Appearing before a division bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, Assistant Superintendent of police, Ghaziabad, Happy Guptan said that on September 17 Monica, a resident of Ghaziabad, died of illness.

She said "one of the police officers has been put under suspension due to registration of FIR under wrong provisions of IPC against Gaurav".

"On a complaint being given by the petitioner(Gaurav), FIR would be registered and the matter investigated by the officer not less than the rank of Additional Superintendent of Police," the senior officer from UP said.

The Bench was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by Gaurav, who resides in Delhi, saying he and Monica got married in July this year at an Arya Samaj temple in New against the wishes of families. He also produced photographs of their marriage before the court to substantiate his claim.

He contended that the UP police rejected all evidence and arrested him in connection with a case registered by Monica's family on the charge of abduction but following a statement of Monica before the trial court, he was granted bail in September.

Since then, he has been trying to contact Monica but failed and finally approached the High Court which directed the Delhi Police to produce the girl after taking the assistance of UP police.