Patna, Feb 17:19 year old Priti Kumari has a mission in front of her and she is ready for an indefinite strike to accomplish that mission-to gain acceptance from her in-laws and her husband. Her friends and relatives are there with her as they march towards the groom's house in Makdumpur village in Bihar's Begusarai district on Saturday.
A resident of Bharoul village under Bachhwara police station in Begusarai, Priti was married off to Dhiraj Thakur, a teacher in a government school in April last year.
Her in-laws, however disowned her saying that the groom was kidnapped and forcefully married off to her. Priti waited for her acceptance for 9 long months. Unable to take it anymore, the frail class 12 student decided to take thngs in her own hands.
"I will die but will not go back to my parents' home," she announced before a large gathering of villagers who were audience to the unique protest.
The local police station deployed more police in the village to avoid any kind of crisis. Meanwhile, Priti's father registered an FIR saying that the groom's family did not accept her because he was not able to meet their demands for Rs 5 Lakh dowry, apart from other expenive items. Her father also claimed that after all negotiation channels failed, they approached a local voluntary organization to sort things out. Reena Kumar, who is the member of that organization tried to convince Dheeraj and his family, but nothing fruitful happened.
Priti's fight has continued since the past 48 hours and she has been sitting in front of her husband's home and pledges to stay put for her right.