Coming to the rescue of a student studying medicine in Russia who got entangled in case relating to the reported elopement of his brother with his cousin sister, the Madras High Court made it clear that pendency of investigation would not be a bar for him to travel abroad and pursue his studies.
“Taking into consideration the facts and circumstances of the case, this court modifies the bail conditions imposed in the earlier order passed on October 31 insofar as Satishkumar is concerned. He is permitted to leave for Russia to continue his studies. Insofar as the conditions imposed for his mother and father, the same shall stand as they are,” the bench said.
In its order, the bench also recorded that when inquiries were held with the respondents – Satishkumar and his parents Baskaran and Santhi Priya – they stated that the petitioner, Palanikumar, is Baskaran’s brother. The third respondent, Gopinathan, is Baskaran’s elder son who is said to have eloped with Palanikumar’s daughter.
The relationship between Gopinathan and the daughter of the petitioner was almost like a brother and sister and therefore, there cannot be any valid marriage, the bench held, while directing Satishkumar to furnish the details regarding his residential address, email address and contact number in Russia to the Dindigul police.