A man was forced to marry his girlfriend at a hospital in Maharashtra's Pune district after she attempted suicide, the police said on Thursday.
The girl was admitted to the hospital after she tried to end her life when the man allegedly refused to marry her.
He, however, managed to escape from the hospital soon after the wedding.
The woman later filed a case of rape against him.
Investigating officer Prakash Rathore said that an FIR has been filed against Suraj Nalwade, under IPC section 376 (punishment for rape).
"The investigation has been initiated in the matter and we are looking for him," he said.
Maharashtra: A man was made to marry his girlfriend at a hospital in Pune's Chakan yesterday. The girl was admitted there after she attempted suicide when the man allegedly refused to marry her. The man however managed to escape from the hospital soon after the wedding. (05.12) pic.twitter.com/voc4SFl19Q— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2019
In her complaint, the woman had claimed that Suraj Nalavade had forced her to have a physical relationship with him. However, when she proposed him for marriage he allegedly refused, saying that she belongs to a lower caste, police said.
The woman consumed poison on November 27. Following which, she was taken to a hospital and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).