Saturday, October 27, 2007

Sister marries Brother

A Dalit girl, reported missing since October 7 and later traced by the police to Hulas Tola village in Bhojpur district of Bihar, stunned everybody by claiming that she had married her own brother.

Reema (name changed) of Ojhawalia Kalan village confessed before the police that she and her brother Krishna Ram had tied the knot about six months ago in a temple at Baraki Moaap Kalan village. "My husband has gone to Surat to earn money," she told.

Initially, they stayed with their parents but later, fearing that their secret would become public knowledge, the duo eloped. Reema said, Krishna had gone to Surat in Gujarat to earn a livelihood and left her in Hulas Tola village with one of his acquaintances, Dukhit Yadav.

Police on Tuesday took her for a medical examination and later produced her in the court of sub-divisional district judicial magistrate (SDJM) to record her statement. But, SDJM Paras Nath Roy refused to record her statement under Section 164 stating that the complaint was written in a 'station diary' and not as an FIR. Sub-inspector Mundrika Prasad said the girl was then handed back to her parents in the presence of the village mukhiya. Her husband Krishna was apparently unaware of these developments.

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