The daughter of an Uttar Pradesh BJP legislator has alleged that her life is in danger from her father after she married a Dalit man and asked the police for security.
Responding to the same, Rajesh Misra in a media interaction said: "Mujhe usmein kuch kehna nai hai. Sab galat hai. She is an adult, she can take her own decisions. No one has threatened her. I am busy with the political engagements of BJP, gareeb kanyao ki shaadi ho rahi hai usmein jaa rahe hain. Baalik hain, unko nirnay lene ka adhikaar hai."
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Sakshi Misra (23), who is the daughter of Rajesh Misra, the MLA from Bithari Chainpur in Bareilly district, uploaded a video on social media on Wednesday and informed about her wedding to Ajitesh Kumar (29) last Thursday, police said.
In another video, she has apprehended threat to her life from her father, brother and an associate, and urged the Bareilly senior superintendent of police to extend security to them. “I have married of my free will and my father has sent out his goons for us… I am tired of running, I seek police protection. If they catch us, they will definitely kill us,” she said.
Sakshi Misra has also appealed to the MPs and MLAs of Bareilly to not help Rajesh Misra as she alleged that her father and others were out to eliminate her. The Bharatiya Janata Party legislator could not be reached for comments.
Deputy Inspector General R K Pandey said he had come to know of the video messages and had asked the SSP to extend security to the couple. The DIG said the police do not know where to give her security as she had not disclosed her location.
In the video, Sakshi Misra has also told her father to let her live her life. The woman warned that if anything happens to her or her husband, she would do something that would put him behind bars.
(With inputs from PTI)