Days after he married one of his cousins, an NRI was kidnapped by his mother and other relatives and held hostage at a house in Dharor village, where he was allegedly thrashed. The family was allegedly pressuring the NRI to end the relation with his wife.
The NRI somehow managed to escape from the illegal custody and informed the police. The Dehlon police have registered a case under sections 365, 382, 342, 323 and 34 of the IPC against four people, including mother of the victim.
The complainant, Amrit Singh, of Chakki Maafi near Samrala, is settled in the UK. He has come here on April 25 and solemnised marriage with his aunt’s daughter Hardeep Kaur in the first week of May against the wishes of their families. The couple also got the marriage registered with the Punjab and Haryana high court.
Amrit alleged that on May 26 his relatives, including his mother Ramanjit Kaur, maternal uncle Kulwinder Singh, Hardeep Kaur’s father Jagmail Singh and her brother Jaspreet Singh, kidnapped him and took him to Dharor village.
He said the accused held him hostage and thrashed him badly. Amrit said he somehow managed to escape and rode the motorcycle of the accused to reach the police station. He alleged that his mobile phone, i-pad and other electronic gadgets were still in the custody of the accused.
Dehlon SHO inspector Surinder Singh said the police have launched a manhunt for the arrest of the accused, who are at large.