Anamallis music class was an adventure that she never expected to make.
Aarohan, an Aarolan, had been studying music since childhood, and wanted to take her music lessons at a new music studio in his village in Rajasthan’s Barhari district.
She had booked a room with the studio, but the owners had not been willing to give her any room space.
They were not even willing to pay her the basic amount of Rs 25,000, the Rs 2,500 fee she needed to rent the studio and other equipment.
Anamalizas parents were also not able to afford the rent for a studio in their area.
When she finally secured the room, the parents told her that they had not paid the basic Rs 50,000 and could not afford to pay it back.
They would not even allow her to take the class.
So, Anamali, a 25-year-old student from the city of Chikungunya, decided to go to the studio.
“The owner told me that I had to pay a basic amount in advance and that it would not be refunded,” Anamalis parents said.
“So, I went to the owner of the studio to see if he could pay me the Rs 25k and the Rs 50k,” Anams parents said, adding that they asked him if he was willing to help them pay their rent.
The owner did not agree to any arrangement.
“I was so scared and nervous that I even called the police,” Anammalizis parents said while recalling the events of that day.
After Anamals parents contacted the police, the police took the matter into their hands and arrested the owners of the music studio.
The police registered an FIR against the owners, and the owner was arrested.
An Amalaisa family members told Mirror that they were not surprised by the police action.
“We had to get a restraining order against the owner for failing to pay us Rs 50K.
We had to take all the necessary steps to pay our rent,” Anamanis mother said.
“He has to be arrested as the owners are trying to extort money from us,” she added.
Police told Mirror, that they will file a case of assault and theft against the accused and booked the owners for theft and assault.
“This is the first such case that has been registered against an owner in Rajastan district,” Rajasthani police superintendent K.V. Prabhakar said.
The owners have been booked under sections 504, 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 147 (criminal intimidation) of the IT Act, 2016, he added.
Anammalisa family, along with several other villagers, protested outside the police station.
“It is the owners who are being targeted.
They have been trying to steal our livelihood and property,” Anaminis mother added.