Kanker: Deepak, a 24-year-old man who was lodged in District jail in Kanker for refusing to marry his lover, a 22-year-old woman, has married the woman in the jail premises. Deepak was lodged in jail since November 2, 2020, for cheating the woman by promising to marry her. As both of them agreed to marry, an application for marriage was filed in Court. The Court directed the jail superintendent to arrange the marriage.
Jail Superintendent Khomesh Mandavi said that the marriage ceremony was arranged on the jail premises. It was held in the auspices of a priest in the presence of jail officials. Earlier, he refused to marry her even after the issue was consulted in a meeting held in their village. As the woman filed a complaint in the police station, he was arrested and sent to jail after proceedings in the Court.