groom slaps bride: A groom slapped the bride as he didn’t like the fact that she was dancing with her relatives while entering the hall where one of the wedding functions was taking place. The bride, who came from Tamil Nadu, got infuriated and slapped back the groom. The incident took place at Panruti of Cuddalore district.
The father of the bride got angry over the fact that the groom dared to slap his daughter in his presence. He asked the groom and his family to leave the wedding hall and cancelled their wedding as he said that he won’t be able to accept the boy as his son-in-law, as per a report.
After this, the bride’s father got in discussions with one of his relatives and decided to get the daughter married to one of her cousins on the same date as planned. The daughter agreed to what the father proposed and married her cousin at the Panruti Thiruvathigai temple on January 20.
This is not the first time when a bride or bride’s parents have called off the wedding due to groom’s inappropriate behaviour. A bride from Uttar Pradesh cancelled her wedding after the groom arrived intoxicated and forced her to dance before the varmala ceremony. It all started when in June, a groom arrived at his wedding venue to marry a 22-year-old woman along with several baratis. All of them were allegedly drunk. The bride and her family members chose to remain silent but things took an ugly turn right before the ‘exchange of garlands’ ritual was about to begin. The groom forced his would-be wife to dance. She refused which made him upset. His behaviour compelled the young bride to cancel the wedding. Read more about the incident here.
Similarly, a 23-year-old woman named Priyanka Tripathi called off her wedding after she caught her prospective groom drunk and trying to pull off the ‘naagin dance’. The next day, she got married to another suitable groom. Read more about it here.
Another bride from Rajasthan understood the importance of education and requested her father before the wedding to use the money kept for her dowry in the noble cause of constructing a girls’ hostel. The father agreed and donated ₹ 75 lakh for the construction of the girls’ hostel.
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