South Indian bride marries cousin after she was slapped by the groom for dancing
Times of India reported on Jan 22 that after a woman from Tamil Nadu was slapped by her fiance for dancing at a wedding celebration in Panriti, Tamil Nadu’s Cuddalore district, she married her cousin as the groom’s ill-treatment wasn’t well received by the bride’s father.
The engaged couple’s wedding was set for January 20 in the village of Kadampuliyur and the day before they held a wedding celebration, as is a custom in some areas, where the woman arrived with her family members, dancing alongside her cousin. Irked by this, the groom got enraged about his fiance dancing in front of everyone and soon they got into an altercation which resulted in him slapping the bride, he was then hit back by her after which the girl’s father called off the wedding, asking the groom and his family to leave.
What happened next:
The father later arranged his daughter’s marriage to her cousin, who is from the Gingee town in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram region, which was held on the designated date and the couple got married at Panruti Thiruvathigai Temple. Whereas the groom filed a complaint against the bride’s relatives, alleging that they mistreated him, assaulted him physically, and verbally harassed him. He said that his family had spent Rs 7 lakh on the wedding arrangements and that they were seeking compensation.