HUMAN CURIOSITY: Couple torture slur on cops – love above family dogma, lost daughter’s dreams forever, now on warpath ?!!
FROM THE TELEGRAPH CORRESPONDENT
Malda, Aug. 12: A newly wed couple have sent a fax to chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, complaining about police harassment after marrying out of their communities.
Mohammad Aziz and Priya today met journalists at a secret location here and said they had not been able to return to Malda for the past three months and were staying in a neighbouring district.
“We have asked the chief minister whether he wanted another Rizwanur case to take place? We have also sent a message to Mamata Banerjee to stand by us and ensure safety and security for us,” said Aziz.
Priya, 19, is the only child of Pankaj Sanyal, an influential businessman in town and a resident of Puratuli Sadarghat.
Aziz, 22, runs an auto spare parts shop in town and his father Mohammed Ezazul is a technician with the CT scan department of the district hospital.
The couple said they ran away and got their marriage registered on January 25.
“My family could not accept Aziz and I was not allowed to venture out of my house. But I managed to run away on May 15. Then, we heard that the police and anti-socials were looking for us,” Priya said.
She wrote to the chief secretary and the Malda police superintendent saying she had married Aziz on her own and if anything happened to him or any member of his family, then the administration would have to take the responsibility.
Aziz’s elder brother, Abhi Sheikh has complained to the Englishbazar police that his family was getting threatening calls.
Additional superintendent of police, Malda, Kalyan Banerjee, said the boy and the girl were adults and were free to marry each other.
“If they want to return home and are feeling insecure, we will provide security to them. But there was no mention of police harassment in the letter,” he said.