As he got Govt job, they kidnapped him and married their daughter to him

A peculiar incident has surfaced in Bihar’s Vaishali district involving a young man, recently appointed as a government teacher. On Wednesday, he was reportedly kidnapped from his school and compelled, at gunpoint, to marry a woman. This unusual case gained attention after a video interview with the man went viral on social media. Law enforcement is actively pursuing the matter, taking action against the girl’s family, with a case filed against the girl’s father.

The incident took place in Vaishali district of Bihar. On Wednesday, Gautam Kumar, who had recently passed the Bihar Public Service Commission examination and was appointed a teacher at the upgraded middle school in Repura, Pattepur, was allegedly kidnapped. Three people reached the school in a van and forcibly took Kumar with them.

Kumar’s family protested by blocking the Mahua-Tajpur road on Wednesday night, following which the Patepur police launched a search for the teacher and found him on Thursday. Kumar, a resident of Maheya Malpur village, told the police that he was forcibly married to the daughter of Rakesh Rai of Repura village. Kumar said this marriage was not acceptable to him and cited a recent Patna High Court judgment which had struck down a 10-year-old ‘forced marriage’.

Police said that an army personnel from Nawada was with a girl from Lakhisarai. “The teachers will record their statement before the court. We are also talking to the girl’s relatives,” said Hasan Sardar, additional police station in-charge of Patepur police station. In the viral video, many questions were asked to Gautam Kumar regarding marriage, one of which was asked whether he would accept it or not, he refused and said, ‘By making my photo viral, they tarnished my image but I will not accept the marriage. I am afraid of just one thing, my school is near the girl’s house and they are also threatening to kill me. ,

After watching the viral video, users shared a variety of reactions. One user writes, ‘I will have to remain a child after becoming a teacher in Bihar.’

Another user writes, ‘Let’s take a step to end the dowry system.’

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