Groom, father held for demanding dowry

November 25th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Jaipur, Nov 25 (IANS) A Delhi-based groom and his father were arrested in Rajasthan’s Churu district for demanding dowry minutes before the final marriage rituals, police said Friday.

The father-son duo was demanding money for a flat in Delhi and a car when the bride’s family members informed the police. The groom tried to flee in a car, but villagers caught him after a chase and handed him over to the police.

According to the police, the incident took place at Sujangarh town of Churu, some 200 km from Jaipur.

“Jugal Kishore, belonging to Delhi, was to marry Sonu, a resident of Ward 18 in Sujangarh Thursday night,” said a police officer.

He added as soon as the ritual of seven rounds of the fire was to begin, Jugal Kishore and his father Bajranglal started demanding money.

“Jugal Kishore threatened to leave without marrying the girl. Instead of bowing to the dowry demand, the family members informed the police,” said the officer.

Jugal Kishore and Bajranglal were arrested and taken to the police station.

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