Inter-caste marriage drives girl’s angry relatives up the wall

  • Kamaldeep Singh Brar, Hindustan Times, Dhoolkot (Gidderbaha)
  • Updated: Jun 14, 2015 11:01 IST

An inter-caste marriage has landed a Mukstar couple in a big trouble. Upset over the marriage, the girl’s relatives have allegedly blocked the way to couple’s house. Kuldeep Singh of Dhoolkot village in Gidderbaha married Gurdeep Kaur of Kotla village on April 29. Since the two belonged different castes, the girl’s parents snapped all ties with her after the court marriage.

However, things didn’t stop here. The girl has some close relatives in Dhoolkot village who are next-door neighbours of boy’s family. The couple fell in love when the girl had come to see her relatives in Dhoolkot.

The girl’s relatives have now allegedly constructed a wall in front of the boy’s house.

“We are three brothers and have three houses in a row here. We were living in peace with our neighbours, who had given us a chunk of land for a pathway to our house. We, too, gave them of piece of land in lieu of that. However, the problem started after my nephew got married to a girl from Kotla village. Our neighbours are blood relatives of the girl,” said Ashok Kumar, Kuldeep’s uncle.

“They want their land back now. On May 19, they constructed a wall in front of our house. We went to the police and a case was registered against seven persons. The wall was demolished. On June 6, they again constructed a wall has blocked access to our homes,” he claimed. Ashok also accused the police of inaction.

“Along with social vendetta, the family is facing political vendetta. The police have registered a case but have made no arrests as accused belong to the ruling party,” alleged Gidderbaha MLA Amrinder Singh Raja Warring.

“Both sides had cordial relations before this love marriage and had given land to each other in good faith. The girl’s relatives feel they have been cheated by the boy’s family as the couple fell in love during one of the visits of the girl to Dhoolkot,” said Gidderbaha deputy superintendant of police (DSP), Harmik Singh Deol.

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