Enraged Over Love Marriage, Girl’s Family Attacks Her In-Laws In Dhenkanal

Dhenkanal: Family members of a girl, who had performed a love marriage, attacked her in-laws after breaking into the house of her husband at Nimataila village under Sadar police limits of Dhenkanal district on Thursday night.

Reportedly, Pragnya Priyadarshini of Alara village in Narasinghpur block of Cuttack district had secretly married her lover Debendra of Nimataila on May 17 this year. The girl’s family did not agree to the marriage and the matter had reached the police station.

However, Priyadarshini said that she would live with her husband. Her family returned after the incident was resolved at the nearby Tarava Police Out Post. Suddenly yesterday, Priyadarshini’s family members arrived at Debendra’s house in a Bolero and attempted to take her away by threatening her in-laws at gunpoint.

However, Debendra’s family members resisted their attempts following which Priyadarshini’s family members attacked her in-laws. A total of five persons were injured in the attack out of which two have been hospitalised in a critical condition.

On getting information, Sadar Police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the incident. Four persons have been detained in this connection, said sources.