In a bizarre incident from Gujarat, a Jodhpur-based man and his girlfriend, who stays in Vastrapur, could not meet for about a month due to the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.
While the lockdown has controlled the COVID-19 situation to a bit but it has failed to stop the couple who were so desperate to meet each other that they defied the lockdown.
However, the couple were also struck by cops, who booked them for violation of the lockdown notification issued by the state home department.
The incident took place on Tuesday morning when the man, 30, an online namkeen products trader, and his girlfriend, 40, a resident of Vastrapur, were talking to each other in a car under a mango tree on the AES ground near the TV tower in Bodakdev.
A Vastrapur police team was patrolling the area at around 9.30 am when they saw the car and approached it. They found the man and the woman inside and asked them what they were doing there, states the FIR filed by Vastrapur police.
The couple told the cops that they had come out to give milk to stray dogs but police did not consider this reason valid and booked them for violation of the notification. They were taken to Vastrapur police station where they told the cops about their relationship.
“They said they are going to marry and are in a relationship. As they could not meet ever since the lockdown was ordered on March 22, they decided to take a chance and meet at a secluded spot at the AES ground in Bodakdev,” said an official of Vastrapur police.
They were released on a bail from the police station, said the official.