Tension in Paonta village over inter caste marriage

Nahan: Tension was reported in a village near Paonta Sahib on Friday over an inter-caste marriage.

DSP Virender Thakur was quoted in the media saying, ‘Security has been intensified in Nariwala village near Paonta Sahib as the local villagers threatened the newly-wed couple with dire consequences.’

He said the groom alleged that the villagers tried to set him on fire after dousing him with kerosene.

The couple got married more than a month back and came back to the village on Thursday evening. Thakur said the agitated villagers also allegedly burnt the car of the groom’s father.

According to the police three people believed to be involved in the car burning incident have been taken into custody.

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