Ahmedabad: Woman alleges boyfriend refused to marry her due to caste

Times of India | 1 week ago | 06-08-2022 | 10:05 am

Ahmedabad: Woman alleges boyfriend refused to marry her due to caste

AHMEDABAD: A 21-year-old woman from Ellisbridge on Thursday filed a police complaint against her boyfriend, a resident of Paldi, and his aide, alleging that they slapped her multiple times when she protested after he refused to marry her due to her caste. In her FIR, the third-semester BBA student said she had begun a relationship with a youth when they were enrolled at the same tuition class in 2019. In 2020, the two eloped after which their parents approached police and they were traced. She said the boyfriend would take money from her, which she often sent through online payment modes, states the FIR filed with Ellisbridge police. On August 2, the youth called the woman and told her to meet him near Parimal Garden. When they met, the woman asked the boyfriend to marry her. On hearing this, the boyfriend allegedly first abused her saying he could not marry her as she belongs to a Scheduled Caste community. After this, the boyfriend who hails from other backward classes (OBC), and his friend, allegedly slapped her multiple times. She approached police and filed a complaint for causing hurt along with charges under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the man and his friend.

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