Anantapur: In a bizarre development, two Telangana state girls went from Hyderabad to a distant village 600 kms away on the Andhra Pradesh-Karnataka border to marry two boys whom they had interacted with on the messaging app TikTok.
The girls came from Muktamasanpalli in Gajwel mandal of Siddipet district but work in a sweetmeat shop in Hyderabad.
They had become friends with B. Vamsi and D. Vannur Swamy, graduate students in Darga Honnur, Kanekal mandal, Anantapur district of AP about six months ago. Over time, they fell in love with the boys. A couple of days ago, the girls headed to AP to marry their boyfriends.
Taking a train to Guntakal, they reached Darga Honnur, an interior village located on the Karnataka border in Kanekal mandal on Thursday night. Police said their boyfriends were shocked to see the girls at their doorsteps.
The girls informed the villagers and the parents of the boys about their love affairs and demanded that they be married.
Both Vamsi and Honnur Swamy denied that there was any affair and said they had never promised to marry the girls but were chatting casually on the app.
When the girls were insistent, the boys fled the village. The locals tried to dissuade the girls but to no avail.
The matter came to light when the girls approached the Kanekal police to seek their help to marry the boys. The police tried to persuade the girls to return, shifted them to the Ujwala rescue home and informed their parents.
According to local sub-inspector Vijay, the girls, Chityala Mamatha and Chityala Soundarya, had discontinued their education after Class 10 and were working in a shop in Hyderabad....