A wedding procession in Noida met with an accident after Baraat, including the groom, fell into a drain, when the bridge they were dancing on collapsed. The incident happened at Olive Garden wedding hall in Hoshiyarpur village, situated in Noida’s Sector 52.
The 15 persons who fell, were part of a 'baarat' and also included the groom. They were dancing on a bridge, which connected the wedding hall’s lawn to its main gate. The bridge was built over a drain. The people danced for about 10 minutes on the bridge, post which it suddenly collapsed sending them into the drain. Two children were injured in the accident.
The groom is a 35-year-old businessman from Ghaziabad while the 32-year-old bride is a resident of Delhi.
A fight followed between the hall owners and the bride’s family after the accident. The bride’s family was refunded the amount of Rs. 3 lakh, post which the ceremony restarted again.
The police said that they received information around 9.30 pm that a bridge had collapsed in Hoshiyarpur village in Sector 52, and over a dozen people had fallen into a drain. The police added that the two children, aged below 8 years, were injured and were rushed to a nearby private hospital for medical assistance. No case was registered; both the parties reached an agreement.
Earlier, in a bizarre incident, a Mumbai groom was arrested from his wedding procession for stealing a mobile phone. While the groom's family was on its way back home after completing the rituals of the wedding, the family suddenly realized that the man of the night, Ajay Dhote, was nowhere to be seen. Not just the groom but his friend Altaf Mirza, who was last seen dancing, also disappeared. No one could imagine that Mumbai Police had whisked Dhote and Mirza away the two had stolen a cellphone on Monday morning.
The groom and his friend was arrested under sections 392 (punishment for robbery) and Article 34 (acts done by several persons in common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The day before, the Tilak Nagar police station received a complaint from a woman who said her cellphone had been snatched.