Bihar man kidnapped at gunpoint and married forcefully in occasion of ‘Pakadua Vivah’

21-year-old Shivam Kumar, who just lately cleared the recruitment examination for Normal Responsibility (GD) service within the Indian Military, was allegedly kidnapped on gunpoint in Lakhisarai district of Bihar and compelled to marry a lady at a close-by village on Thursday morning.

Shivam Kumar’s father Manoj Kumar alleged that his son was kidnapped at gunpoint by some youths, who got here in a SUV (sports activities utility car). He informed police that his son’s pals, who had been out on a stroll with him within the morning, witnessed the incident and knowledgeable his household. In line with the police grievance, Shivam had been chosen for the GD submit in military and was readying for motion to Hyderabad.

The incident happened at round 6.30 am at Gangasarai village below Barahiya police station of Lakhisarai district.

Irate residents of Gangasarai blocked the Lakhisarai-Patna predominant highway, disrupting site visitors for 3 hours, demanding restoration of the kidnapped youth and stern motion in opposition to the culprits. The residents claimed that the Bihar police was solely curious about seizing liquor, whereas basic policing had gone for a toss.

Sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Ranjan Kumar reached the spot with different policemen and tried to pacify the mob.

Quickly photos of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a lady, went viral on social media. Police swung into motion and rescued the youth from Sikandra police station space within the Jamui district.

Lakhisarai SP Sunil Kumar mentioned that Shivam was rescued by the police inside 4 hours of his abduction, nonetheless, no arrest had been made until the submitting of this report.

The police had been conducting raids at doable hideouts of the accused.

Shivam was picked up and brought to a Lord Shiva temple located at Simaria in Jamui, the place he was wedded forcefully, mentioned police.

‘Pakadua Vivah’ or pressured marriage is an everyday incidence within the area, say cops. Such instances had been reported primarily from Munger, Nawada, Khagaria and Begusarai districts, the place potential bride grooms are kidnapped for marriage.

Earlier on December 14, one Vikash Kumar was allegedly kidnapped from Banarsi Chowk below Rajapakar police station of Vaishali district. His father Parmanand Rai lodged a grievance in opposition to three individuals for abduction and compelled marriage. An analogous incident was reported from Jehanabad, the place a minor was kidnapped from the city bus stand on December 14 and compelled to marry a lady. A case has been registered with the city police station on this connection.

Officers within the police headquarters revealed that greater than 25 individuals had been kidnapped for marriages within the two months of November and December 2020.

Pressured marriage ceremony was a typical follow in some areas of Bihar however it declined following authorities initiatives to curb the malice and police appearing in opposition to individuals abducting eligible bachelors for marriages to keep away from paying dowry.

Statistics accessible with the state crime file bureau revealed that altogether 6,517 instances of pressured marriages have been reported within the state in 2020.

4,498 instances had been registered in 2019 and 4,301 instances had been registered in 2018 in comparison with 3,678 in 2017 and three,070 instances in 2016. In 2015, 3,000 instances had been registered whereas 2,526 instances had been registered in 2014.

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