The family members of a bride from Lucknow tonsured the groom and handed him over to the police on Sunday as they were fed up by his growing dowry demands. The groom's family had been increasing their demands every day for the last one week, alleged the bride's father, who is a vegetable vendor. The police stepped in to control the protests in Kurramnagar area after bride's family filed a police complaint after the incident.
"They made these demands five days before the wedding. He refused to marry the girl after we said we can't meet his demands. Don't know who tonsured his head," the bride's grandmother said.
As per reports, a week prior to the wedding, the groom had demanded a motorcycle as dowry. On the wedding day, the bride’s family presented him with a ‘Pulsar’. Unhappy with the choice, the groom reportedly demanded an ‘Apache’ bike. The bride’s side agreed, but then the man demanded a heavy gold necklaces as well.
When the bride’s family refused to fulfil his demands, he threatened to call off the wedding.
"The groom, his father and brother were rounded up and taken to a park nearby and tonsured. The three were later handed over to the police", said the neighbours.
The members of the bride's family also alleged that the groom and his relatives were drunk and had misbehaved with them.
(With inputs from ANI)