Kasargod, Jan 20, 2015: A college girl who was reported missing since the past few days, on January 19, Monday appeared before a court in the city along with a youth of another community with whom she had eloped.
It has also been gathered that she had undergone a religious conversion.
Though the father of the girl who was present at the court wished to take his daughter home, a group which had come along with the girl and her boy friend, opposed the same disturbing the proceedings in the first class magistrate court here for a few minutes.
The police who rushed to the spot tried to disperse the crowd when Additional Sub-Inspector of Manjeshwar P Vijayan sustained injuries in his hand in the melee. Finally, additional police forces were summoned and cops had to resort to a mild lathi charge to quell the mob. It is learnt, the girl’s father too had several supporters with him.
The 18 year old girl from Chandrapura had gone missing on January 15 following with a missing complaint was lodged. According to her father’s version she had eloped with a 20 year old youth from Santosh Nagar who belonged to another religion.
When the magistrate questioned the girl, she said she had gone with the youth out of her own accord and also expressed her unwillingness to return with her father. Meanwhile, the court which noted that the youth was not of marriageable age, did not allow the girl to go with him. The police said she would be lodged in the state remand home.