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‘Papa out to kill me’, says BJP MLA’s daughter on video after marrying a Dalit

Sakshi Misra (23), who is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, the MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly district, uploaded videos on social media on Wednesday announcing her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29).

india Updated: Jul 11, 2019 14:22 IST
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Sakshi Misra, who is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, the MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly district, uploaded a video on social media on Wednesday and informed about her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar(Twitter/Screengrab)

The daughter of an Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator has alleged that her life is in danger from her father after she married a Dalit man and asked the police for security. She also moved court seeking protection.

Sakshi Misra (23), who is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, the MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly district, uploaded videos on social media on Wednesday announcing her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29).

In an appeal to her father she asks him to back off and let the couple live peacefully while warning him to ‘stay off Ajitesh and his family’ or face the consequences. “I have married of my free will and my father has sent out his goons for us… I am tired of running, I seek police protection,” she says in a video where Kumar can be seen sitting next to him. “If they catch us, they will definitely kill us,” she adds.

Kumar also speaks of the alleged goons following them, “We managed a narrow escape this morning after a group people landed at the hotel we were staying in.”

Watch| BJP MLA’s daughter demands protection after marrying a Dalit man

He alleged that Sakshi’s family was out to kill them for ‘honour’ as he was from a Dalit family. In another video, she has apprehended threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate, and urged the Bareilly senior superintendent of police to extend security to them.

Sakshi Misra has also appealed to the MPs and MLAs of Bareilly to not help Rajesh Misra as she alleged that her father and others were out to eliminate her.

Sakshi and Ajitesh also filed a petition in Allahabad High court seeking protection and directions that police or family should not disturb them in their peaceful living. The court fixed July 15 as the next date of hearing.

Deputy Inspector General R K Pandey said he had come to know of the video messages and had asked the SSP to extend security to the couple. The DIG said the police do not know where to give her security as she had not disclosed her location, reports PTI.

Senior Superintendent of Bareilly Muniraj said , ”The couple has not approached me for security. If they do so, police will make suitable arrangements to ensure their security.”

First Published: Jul 11, 2019 09:02 IST