• Monday, June 24, 2024

Human Interest

Marriage ceremony turns battlefield after groom kisses bride in India’s Uttar Pradesh

While the bride’s family accused the groom of kissing their daughter forcibly, the groom said the bride had insisted on being kissed, it was reported.

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By: Shubham Ghosh

KISSING can be a tradition in many communities but in India, it’s still considered a taboo, especially in the public. Recently, a marriage ceremony in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh saw a hullabaloo after the groom kissed his bride during their wedding, resulting in injuries on both sides.

According to a report by NDTV, the ruckus started in Hapur city of the state when the groom displayed affection for his newly wed wife as the bride’s family objected to it. Members of her family soon climbed onto the stage of the wedding with sticks and started beating up the groom’s family.

Six people, including the bride’s father, were injured in the clash.

The police were given a call and seven people from both families were detained. The injured were sent to a local hospital.

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Police sources said the bride’s father had arranged the weddings of his two daughters. While the first one was completed without any trouble, the second one witnessed the trouble.

While the bride’s family accused the groom of kissing their daughter forcibly, the groom said the bride had insisted on being kissed after they exchanged their wedding garlands, the report added.

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A senior police inspector said no written complaint has been received from either family in the case and action will be taken after one is received.

Six people were charged under Section 151 of the Indian Penal Code in connection with the case for disturbing peace.

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