Groom refuses to marry on video call in UP

Bareilly (UP), April 22 (IANS) In an unusual incident in Uttar Pradesh, the family of a young woman has lodged a case against her prospective groom when the latter refused to solemnize the marriage through video call. The incident took place in Karua Sahabganj village in Kuladia area of Bareilly.

Shamsul Hasan had fixed his daughter Farzana's marriage with Irshad Hussain. Irshad is stuck in Punjab and could not return to Bareilly for the wedding on April 19.

The girl's family requested him to exchange the vows through video call but the man refused.

The family approached the police but the latter refused to register an FIR saying that they were not aware of relevant provisions in law.

Bareilly additional SP (crime) said, “Initially, the bride's father alleged the groom had not turned up because he had failed to meet their dowry demands, but during the probe, it was found that he was stuck in Punjab due to the lockdown.

Both families later agreed to compromise after the groom's parents paid a compensation to the bride's family.



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