BENGALURU: Despite stiff opposition from their families, , 25, and , 19, were deter mined to live together. When the couple from of tied the knot at a temple at Hesaraghatta in north Bengaluru on Friday, they made sure that the world knew about it. The wedding was streamed live on .
The couple said they decided to do so after their families raised objection to their relationship and filed a missing person complaint with police. Kiran, a businessman, and Arpita, II year BCom student, are from different castes and were forced to leave their houses to stay united. Though they initially thought of waiting for a few weeks to convince their parents, the issue took a serious turn when the girl’s father, a politician in Madhugiri, filed a complaint with police earlier this week.

“We wanted our families to come together and organise our marriage. But none of them cared for our feelings. Left with no option, we finally decided to marry at a temple,” Kiran said. Taking the video as evidence, cops are planning to close the case. “We need to take the statement of the girl. She is not a minor and we cannot stop her from marrying a man of her choice,” police said.
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