Dev and Lalita started their relationship and fostered it through calls on mobile phones. They imagine they'd never have even met if it weren't for them both attending the same school, because they lived in villages that were miles apart.
She and Dev called Love Commandos, who are sheltering them in an undisclosed location.
When CNN visited Lalita's family to try to get their side of the story, her grandfather shouted that there was no point. Lalita is "as good as dead" to them, he said.
She knows she can't go home.
Dev says that her family has filed complaints against his with local authorities and that his family and a friend who helped them have been jailed.
But the two married, with Love Commandos' help. The group helped them craft a letter to their families, letting them know.
They are thinking about the future. Dev said he's going to make sure that Lalita continues going to school.
They are happy, they said, and have no regrets.
"We are both fine," Lalita said. "If society thinks otherwise, let them."