Kin opposed to ties, lovers livestream wedding on Facebook

Despite facing stiff opposition from their families, Kiran Kumar, 25, and T Arpita, 19, were determined to live together. When the couple from Madhugiri of Tumakuru district tied the knot at a temple at Hesaraghatta in north Bengaluru on Friday, they made sure that the world knew about it. Their wedding was streamed live on Facebook.
The couple said they decided to do so after their families raised objection to their relationship and filed a missing person complaint with police. Kiran, a businessman, and Arpita, II year BCom student, are from different castes and were forced to leave their houses to stay together. Though they initially thought of waiting for a few weeks to convince their parents, the issue took a serious turn when the girl’s father, a politician in Madhugiri, filed a complaint with police earlier this week.
“We wanted our families to come together and organise our marriage. But none of them cared for our feelings. Left with no option, we finally decided to marry at a temple,” Kiran said. Taking the video as evidence, cops are planning to close the case. “We need to take the statement of the girl. She is not a minor and we cannot stop her from marrying a man of her choice,” police said.
Soon after the marriage, Arpita posted a video on social media. “We love each other and are married now. If someone tries to separate or harm us, we’ll die. Dear police, if you try to disturb our life or do something, we’ll write down your name and commit suicide,” she stated.


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