A 23-year-old would-be bride’s family had a wish — that she would ride a mare for the wedding, something no Dalit in Gudha Durjan village of Pali district had ever dared.

But, Leela Meghwal and her family were allegedly threatened by some influential upper-caste people which prompted them to seek police protection.

A team of police officials reached the village and Leela rode the mare on Sunday night with the police escorting her.

“The bride’s family members had lodged a complaint that some influential people of upper caste had warned them against carrying out the bride’s procession on a mare,” the SHO Khinwara police station, Rajuram Seervi, told PTI.

On Monday, Leela was wedded to Himmata Ram at a ceremony under police protection, Seervi said.

(Feature image source: Reuters)