Honour killing threat for Delhi’s live-in couple, approach court for protection

New Delhi – The Delhi High Court has issued notice to police on a plea of live-in couple seeking protection from the woman’s family, who have allegedly threatened to kill them for “honour”.

Justice Veena Birbal, seeking response from Delhi Police, asked it to file a status report on the issue.

Appearing for Delhi Police, standing counsel Pawan Sharma told the court that the couple has not approached them for protection and the even woman’s family has not filed any missing or kidnapping complaint.

As per the couple’s plea, the woman, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr town, had told her parents about her love affair with a man residing in Delhi and expressed her desire to marry him.

However, her parents refused to let the marriage go ahead.

They allegedly locked her inside the house from where she ran away and started living with her lover in Vasant Vihar area of south Delhi.

She alleged that her parents has now found out the palce where she was living and threatened the couple.

The court will now hear the case on Jan 18.

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