Mar­riage based on vir­tual chit- chat col­lapses

HT Ludhiana Live - - City - Tarsem Singh Deogan tarsem.deogan@hin­dus­tan­ LUD­HI­ANA:

Ro­manc­ing ‘vir­tu­ally’ on the in­ter­net fi­nally proved tragic for a cou­ple who de­cided to marry af­ter 10 months of chit-chat on the net.

Geetu and Nitin Guru had wed af­ter a 10-month vir­tual re­la­tion­ship, but their union has not even lasted two years.

Af­ter more than three months of coun­selling, the woman cell of the lo­cal po­lice sta­tion reg­is­tered a case in a dowry- re­lated com­plaint on Thurs­day. As things panned out, Geetu’s in-laws in­clud­ing her hus­band, started tor­tur­ing her for dowry just a week af­ter mar­riage.

A case has been reg­is­tered against his hus­band Nitin Guru of Sun­dar Na­gar, fa­ther-in-law Paramjit Guru, mother-in-law Meenu, sis­ter-in-law Vanika and her hus­band Ra­man.

The po­lice ar­rested Paramjit Guru and Meenu Guru on CASE REG­IS­TERED AGAINST IN-LAWS AF­TER THREE MONTHS OF COUN­SEL­ING Thurs­day and pro­duced them be­fore court. The court has sent Meenu to ju­di­cial re­mand, while Paramjit Guru has been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody for a day.

Even­tu­ally, Geetu started liv­ing in a rented ac­com­mo­da­tion near Do­mo­ria Bridge.

“My in-laws threw me out of the house. Shocked at the de­vel­op­ment, my fa­ther passed away af­ter a car­diac ar­rest in De­cem­ber 2011 at SPS Apollo Hospi­tal, Lud­hi­ana,” said Geetu.

“I was not al­lowed to meet my hus­band. A di­vorce case was also filed. Fi­nally, I com­plained to the po­lice com­mis­sioner and filed an ap­pli­ca­tion against in­laws,” she added.

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