A young interfaith couple who eloped returned to the city to register marriage became the victims of assault and abduction.
Three people, including the woman’s parents and six other unidentified people, were booked by the Gotri police station in Vadodara Thursday. They muscled into the house of the 22-year old complainant, assaulted him and took away the woman to whom he was to get married in a few days.
The incident took place Wednesday when the interfaith couple was at their residence. The woman’s family, who lives in Tandalja, arrived at the complainant’s residence along with six others, broke open the iron grille of the window, and entered the house.
The group assaulted the complainant and left him helpless; they then attacked the woman and slapped her before forcibly dragging her away, the police said. The couple, belonging to different faiths, had eloped and returned to the city to register their marriage.
Assistant Commissioner of Police, D Division, AV Rajgor said, “Investigation has begun into the case and the family members have been detained on Thursday. The couple is of marriageable age.”