DCW rescues woman forcibly confined by parents
New Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday said it rescued a 25-year-old woman from her parents' house, who allegedly forcibly confined her after she married a man from different religion. DCW member Kiran Negi has written to Delhi Police to provide security to the couple.
In its press statement, the Commission claimed that it received a complaint from the man informing that he was in love with a woman from another religion.
They had got married in April at a temple, but their parents were not informed of it.
"Some time ago, the woman's parents came to know about the marriage and confined her to their home. They also took away her phone and stopped her from contacting anyone and often beat her up," said the DCW statement.
It added that the man told DCW that he feared for his wife's life and her parents also tried to marry her off to another man.
Eventually, a team of DCW counsellors – accompanied by personnel from Ghazipur police station – reached the woman's house, but she was nowhere to be found.
Upon enquiry, it came to light that she had been sent to Ghaziabad at a relative's house. The DCW statement said that her family members were then called to the police station, where they "tried to beat the boy.
Meanwhile, many people gathered outside the police station and created a ruckus there as the couple belonged to different religions."
DCW also said that upon intervention by cops, the woman was brought to the police station from Ghaziabad, where she expressed her desire to live with her husband.