Bridegroom and father taken captives by in-laws for duping

May 2nd, 2008 - 9:09 pm ICT by admin  

Badayun (Uttar Pradesh), May 2 (ANI): A bridegroom and his father were held captives by the brides parents on the ground that the jewellery given by the bridegroom was artificial!
The incident took place at Loha Baheri Village in Uttar Pradeshs Badayun District after it was noticed that at the time of departure of the bride and bridegroom that the assorted jewellery gifted to the bride had been replaced with the artificial jewellery.
As when the brides family learnt about it, the bridegroom Dharmender Kumar along with his father Ghasiram were not allowed to leave the venue by the newly-wed girls family.
Brides family allegedly beat Dharmenders father in captivity.
Meanwhile, the bridegroom Dharmender, however, claimed innocence and unaware of entire episode regarding the replacement of the artificial trinklets.
“All of us came here with the Barat (groom’s retinue). My mother took the chain and the wedding ring that they (bride’s family) presented to me. I didn’t know that the jewellery was artificial,” said Dharmendra Kumar, the bridegroom.
Dharmendras father Ghasiram, however, said it could be possible that boys mother might have brought the artificial trinklets, which triggered quarrel between the two sides.
“We came to Baheri village along with the our relatives from Agra. The marriage was solemnised with full pomp and show. In the morning, when the Barat reached here, they welcomed us warmly. After the marriage, the brides family said the jewellery that we gave her was artificial. We didn’t know that the jewellery was artificial. My wife bought the jewellery,” said Ghasiram, the bridegroom’s father.
Though the bridegrooms other relatives escaped from the venue anticipating trouble, they allegedly took away all the gifts and other belongings given by the bride’s family in dowry.
Bride Kushmalas father, Atal Singh has blamed the bridegrooms side of cheating them. The Panchayat also failed to resolve the matter and hence they have been held captives.
The bride’s family has warned that the bridegroom close relatives would not be allowed to leave the brides place until they part with rupees 1.75 lakhs spent on the wedding ceremony.
Interestingly, none of the family members from both sides registered any police complaint of the incident. (ANI)

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