Parents chop off girl’s nose over her love marriage

April 22nd, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, April 22 (IANS) Seven close relatives of a girl, including her parents, were Friday arrested in a remote village of Chhattisgarh after they chopped off her nose to punish her for eloping with and marrying a village boy, police said.

The arrests were made from Rahmankapa village in the state’s Kawardha district, some 280 km from here.

Police said family members of the 19-year-old girl Nanki Bai were highly upset after she eloped April 19 with village boy Narendra, 19. The boy and the girl returned April 20 after getting married at a temple in Raipur.

“After returning to the village, the girl was living with her husband’s family,” Sushil Malik, head of Pandariya police station that covers Rahmankapa village, told IANS over phone.

“The girl’s parents and five other close relatives stormed into her in-laws’ house and dragged her into a room and chopped off her nose to punish her for love marriage,” he added.

Malik added that the girl’s family chose to attack her when most of her in-laws were not home.

Later, the girl registered a police complaint and finally her parents and five other relatives, including three women, were arrested for house-trespass, criminal intimidation, causing injury by dangerous weapons and other offences.

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