A man has been arrested here for allegedly harassing a girl after she rejected his proposal, Tezpur Police said on October 31st, 2019. The man has been identified as Bhaiti Pegu. He is said to be one of the nephews of Assam Cultural Affairs Minister Naba Kumar Doley.
Pegu hails from Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur district of Assam. As per information available, Pegu had proposed a girl hailing from Tezpur several months back. However, the girl rejected his proposal following which Pegu allegedly started to pressurize her to accept his proposal.
Unable to bear the harassment, the girl lodged a complaint with the police. However, Pegu has a different story to tell. He claimed that he was in a relationship with the girl for the last three years and was planning to marry her.
“I was in love with a girl for the last three years. She agreed to elope with me today. She called me yesterday to meet her at Tezpur Mission Chariali today. When I reached here, she got me arrested,” Pegu said while speaking to media.
“Naba Doley is my maternal uncle. He doesn’t know about my case,” he added. Upon reaching Tezpur Mission Chariali, the girl along with her family members handed him over to police.
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