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Man moves High Court claiming threat to life

Kumar, 23, says that the family of the girl he is in a relationship with has been threatening him and his family for the past three months.

Kumar, 23, says that the family of the girl he is in a relationship with has been threatening him and his family for the past three months.  

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A 23-year-old civil service aspirant from Haryana moved the Delhi High Court, by way of a hand-written application to the judge, on Wednesday claiming threat to his life from the family of the girl with whom he was in a relationship with.

Appearing before Justice Sunil Gaur, Vijay Kumar said some police officers including a senior cop in Uttarakhand, a relative of the girl, had been threatening him and his family for the past three months.

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“I am a student. They have been searching for me. I can’t even go to my room in Badli. My books are there. I have to study,” said Mr. Kumar. He added that a false FIR has been registered against him under section 354D IPC (stalking) at Amar Colony police station. When the bench asked him why he didn’t hire a lawyer and file a proper petition, Mr. Kumar said he has no money or home left and is living off of food served in Gurdwaras.

The court sent him to Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee for legal assistance.

Mr. Kumar said he had come to Delhi in July, 2015 for coaching for civil services exams. He joined a coaching institute in North Delhi where he met the girl, a student of Delhi university, and they soon became “more than friends”. He said the girl reciprocated his feelings.

With his family “abandoning” him for the sake of their well being, Mr. Kumar said he has over a thousand photographs to prove his case.

“In December, 2015, when the girl’s family saw our chats, they were furious. I tried to reason with them, but they asked me to not contact her again. We, however, stayed in touch. The girl then went to her uncle in Uttarakhand and thereafter started maintaining distance. In March this year, she asked me not to contact her again. Her family phoned my father and threatened of dire consequences,” said Kumar, who has now been “abandoned” by his family.

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