Raipur: Seven close relatives of a girl, including her parents, were Friday arrested in a remote village of Chhattisgarh after they chopped off her nose to punish her for eloping with and marrying a village boy, police said.
The arrests were made from Rahmankapa village in the state`s Kawardha district, some 280 km from here.
Police said family members of the 19-year-old girl Nanki Bai were highly upset after she eloped April 19 with village boy Narendra, 19. The boy and the girl returned April 20 after getting married at a temple in Raipur.
"After returning to the village, the girl was living with her husband`s family," Sushil Malik, head of Pandariya police station that covers Rahmankapa village, told a news agency over phone.
"The girl`s parents and five other close relatives stormed into her in-laws` house and dragged her into a room and chopped off her nose to punish her for love marriage," he added.
Malik added that the girl`s family chose to attack her when most of her in-laws were not home.
Later, the girl registered a police complaint and finally her parents and five other relatives, including three women, were arrested for house-trespass, criminal intimidation, causing injury by dangerous weapons and other offences.