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Elopement

Carker, James
with Dombey’s wife. [Br. Lit.: Dombey and Son]
Leonora
with Alvaro, rejected as suitor by her father. [Ital. Opera: Verdi, La Forza del Destino, Westerman, 315–317]
Little Emily
with Steerforth, although engaged to Ham. [Br. Lit.: David Copperfield]
Madeline
with Porphyro, who appears in dream. [Br. Lit.: “The Eve of St. Agnes” in Magill I, 263–264]
Wardle, Rachel
elopes with the imposter Alfred Jingle. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Pickwick Papers]
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In October a Muslim girl from Bihar's Nawada district was tied to a tree and flogged mercilessly by the villagers on the order of a village court for eloping with a Hindu boy and staying with him.
On Wednesday, Peshawar police apprehended a man who allegedly killed his mother over, what he claimed, her eloping with a man.
Nawada (Bihar) [India], Oct 5 ( ANI ): A girl was tied to a tree and thrashed for hours on Friday for allegedly eloping with a man from a different caste in Nawada in Bihar on September 30.
Other plot threads are nicely woven into this historical romance: women participating in the labor force; an almost-engagement broken by a boyfriend eloping with another girl; social attitudinal changes in the generation ahead of Maddy and Ruth's: an ill-conceived but valiant attempt on the young women's parts to dupe others into believing Maddy's pregnancy is really Ruth's.
The 436-page book details about 1,100 weddings between 1825 and 1855 in the Scottish town, famous as a destination for eloping couples.
The town was once a mecca for eloping English couples, who were married at the smithy.
On October 10, Peshawar police apprehended a man who allegedly killed his mother for, what he claimed, eloping with a man.
23 (ANI): A woman was publicly beaten up by her husband on a village panchayat's orders for allegedly eloping with another man in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr city.
The unsuspecting the driver drove to take his "love" with him but was abducted midway by a group of 20-25 villagers who took him to a secluded place where he was thrashed for eloping with the woman.
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IN A shocking incident, an Uttar Pradesh resident has allegedly raped and killed his 17- year- old daughter for eloping with her boyfriend.