In a very bold move, a bride from Kanpur refused to marry the groom on moral grounds after her would-be father-in-law kissed her cousin, reports Times of India.
The marriage of Ruchi, daughter of Parmeshwari Dayal from Farrukhabad (Kanpur), was fixed with Rajesh, son of Baburam from Etah. All was well till the time of ‘jaimal’ ceremony when the bride’s cousin Anita (name changed), who was sharing the stage with her sister, was kissed by the groom’s father Baburam.
Piqued at his behaviour, Ruchi refused to marry and ordered the marriage party to return immediately. Though Rajesh’s father apologized to the girl and her parents publicly, Ruchi refused to give in.
Later, the bridegroom and his father were confined to an enclosure by the girl’s side and police were informed.
The bride’s cousin Brijesh Kumar said:
“The wedding party was allowed to return to Etah only after it agreed to return the gifts and reimburse the expenses amounting to Rs 27,900 incurred by the family of the girl on marriage arrangements. They eventually returned the gifts and paid the money for the expenses incurred “