Baraats coming late to wedding pandals have become somewhat of a tradition in India. Baraatis probably think naak kat jayga if they reach the venue on time given by the ladki valas because how else on earth could you establish your supremacy.
However, this coming late business proved to be counterproductive for one groom and his baraat.
In Bijnor, a groom faced the wrath of the bride’s family for coming late to his own wedding. He along with other baraatis was allegedly locked up and beaten up by the bride’s family, who also, “snatched away their valuables.”
The bride refused to marry the groom on Saturday and married a local youth from her neighborhood instead.
According to sources, the couple had tied a knot at a mass wedding programme six weeks ago and was supposed to get married in a ‘proper ceremony’.
Differences grew between the families over dowry which became worse when the baraat that was scheduled to reach at 2pm, reached late in the night. The police intervened to get the baraatis released.
Haldaur station house officer Kanta Prashad talking about the incident said, “Both the families have approached the police. They first fired allegations against each other. And then finally, they reached a compromise. But the bride did not want to go with the groom. There was no written complaint from either side.”
If families stop giving into dowry demands and start keeping the lives and wills of their daughters above that of society, cases of domestic abuse and harassment will largely reduce.