Minor elopes with lover, tension prevails in Muzaffarnagar

A 17-year-old girl had allegedly eloped with her lover, who belongs to a different community, following which tension prevailed in the district, police said.

PTI| Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 15:33 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: A 17-year-old girl had allegedly eloped with her lover, who belongs to a different community, following which tension prevailed in the district, police said.

The minor had eloped with one Sanjiv Kumar on September 8 from Ladhawala locality here, police said, adding, the couple along with the help of some BJP activists met the Inspector General of Police (IG) Alok Sharma and sought protection.

However, the girl's family members lodged a complaint on September 9 against Sanjiv and three others for abducting their daughter and threatening their family, SP city Sarvan Kumar said.

They also alleged that the girl was forced to convert by Sanjiv, he said.

The IG directed police officials to take the girl to the district hospital for medical examination, Kumar said, adding, she will be produced in the court on Monday for recording her statement.

The incident caused tension in the locality here as an irate mob from the girl's family tried to take her with them from the police custody last evening, officials said.

The crowd was dispersed and security has been tightened in sensitive areas across the city, they said.