Kabaddi player cries foul, says family pressurising her for marriage
Rohtak (Haryana) [India], Feb 14 : National level Kabaddi player Preeti has filed a complaint against her parents alleging that her family is pressurising her to get married despite her willingness to continue her studies along with sports. Preeti, originally a resident of Mahavati village of Panipat is currently residing in Rohtak to pursue her Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Vaish College here, while her family has been living in Karnal since four years. She has alleged that her father came to Rohtak in September last year and forcibly took her to Karnal, where they settled her relationship with a man, much older than her. When Preeti refused to marry, her parents even locked her up in a room for several days. She has met Haryana Women's Commission with her complaint and has also written to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana director general of police (DGP) and Karnal Superintendent of police (SP) to ask for their help in the matter. Preeti told ANI, "I want to shape my future but my family is forcing me to get married. They also abuse me physically to not let me play in the tournaments. They also do not allow me to go to college. I somehow managed to appear for my exams." "After the reading the news, my family is looking for me and is threatening me emotionally. I do not want to face them. If anything unfortunate incident happens with me during this time then the sole responsible for it will be my father," she added. Pratibha Suman, Chairperson of Haryana Women Commission, said, "Preeti met me and told that her family is pressuring her to get married. She, on the other hand, wants to study and continue her sports career but her family is not supporting her in either of the two." She informed that her family his financially able so to provide her maintenance and despite that if the family fails to do so, then Haryana Women Commission will help her.
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