A newly-married Scheduled Caste couple here belonging to the same ‘gotra’ (lineage) demanded security from the police on Saturday as they feared a threat from the village panchayat, an official said.

The couple have sought protection nearly a fortnight after getting married in the Punjab & Haryana High Court at Chandigarh.

Nitin alias Vicky, 21 and Munesh Kumari,18, filed a written complaint for their security, said Bijender Singh of Rajendra Park police station. - IANS