New Delhi: 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.
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.
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.
According to a report in India Today, Sakshi Misra’s father and BJP MLA Rajesh Misra has denied putting any pressure on her and said that his “daughter is an adult and has a right to take a decision.” He also added that she had not been threatened by any member of the family or any person associated with him.
“I and my family are busy in our work. I am doing the people’s work in my constituency and presently running a BJP membership campaign. There is no threat to anyone from me,” he said.
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.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Sakshi and Ajitesh have also filed a petition in the Allahabad high court seeking protection. The court has fixed July 15 as the next date of hearing.
(With inputs from PTI)