In a high-action sequence with a tragic end, a man from Vellore lost his life while chasing his niece who was eloping with her boyfriend on the eve of her wedding.
The New Indian Express reports that on Saturday, the eve of her wedding, Rekha, a 19-year-old girl walked out of the house at 4pm when the family was busy with preparations for her wedding. She got into a waiting car to elope with her boyfriend Karthi. When Sivakumar saw his niece getting into a car, he alerted the relatives and started chasing the car on a two-wheeler.
When the car slowed down due to traffic, Sivakumar overtook the car and tried to stop it. Sivakumar then jumped onto the bonnet and caught hold of the wiper and kept banging on the windshield. After reaching Rathnagiri, he forced himself into the car but was pushed out of it. He fell out and died.
The police told NIE that the man was dangling on the bonnet for nearly 12 km. Relatives who were following the car, aborted the chase and took him to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
A case has been registered for kidnapping, abduction, inducement to marriage and murder against the girlâ€™s boyfriend Karthi and his three friends.
Police said that Rekha was in love with Karthi for the past one year but her parents objected to the relationship and fixed her wedding with a close relativeâ€™s son.
The police also said that Rekha had contacted Karthi to elope. The police are now looking for the girl, her lover and his three friends.