Court turns messiah for runaway couple, orders police protection

It seems the city is becoming a safe haven for runaway couples.

india Updated: Jan 29, 2012 01:04 IST
Deevakar Anand
Deevakar Anand
Hindustan Times

It seems the city is becoming a safe haven for runaway couples.

In the fourth such incident this month, an engineer couple, who married against the wishes of their family last month, approached the Gurgaon district and sessions court seeking protection from the girl’s family.

The court directed Gurgaon police commissioner and SHO (City) for ensuring the couple’s safety, who has been sent to a shelter home till February 3 along with a security personnel.

Manoj Sharma (26) from Mathura and Ekta Verma (19) from Agra met each other a year ago while working together as engineers with a company in IMT Manesar.

They got married at an Arya Samaj Mandir in Delhi on December 1 last year. The couple then went into hiding only to re-surface two months later.

Though the boy’s family earlier objected to the relationship due to a caste difference, they have now accepted the couple.

Manoj and Ekta told HT that they would never part ways and were ready to face all challenges.

However, the couple’s lawyer Durgesh Bokan alleged that the girl’s family was threatening to eliminate Manoj.

Earlier, three runaway couples had approached courts in Gurgaon, while seeking police protection.

The couples were subsequently sent to shelter homes.

First Published: Jan 29, 2012 01:03 IST