Police in UP’s Muzaffarnagar have booked a 50-year-old woman and her 25-year-old man, who is also said to be her son-in-law, and arrested them fearing a law and order problem in the area.
The couple, who had left their home roughly 10 months ago, returned on Wednesday, were soon booked under CrPC section 151 (a police officer knowing of a design to commit any cognizable offence may arrest, without orders from a magistrate and without a warrant, the person so designing, if it appears to such officer that the commission of the offence cannot be otherwise prevented).
The woman, who is a grandmother of two children, fell in love with the son-in-law who was half her age. After facing protests from the family members, they had fled from the house in Muzaffarnagar’s Mudbhar village.
On Wednesday, the couple returned to the village and told the family members that they had registered their marriage in a court and now wanted to live together. Soon, a fight erupted. Not only the family members, but villagers joined the protest too.
After getting information about the ruckus, a police team from Bhora Kalan area reached the village and took the couple into custody.