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Fed up with dowry demands, angry bride calls off marriage

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Enraged over the dowry demands and misbehaviour meted out to her family by her future in-laws, a woman in Mehgaon town here called off her wedding and forced the marriage party to go back.

The incident took place last night when Malkhan Singh’s daughter, Meenakshi got irked over the behaviour of her groom’s family who under the influence of alcohol not only demanded Rs two lakh in cash over and above the amount that her parents had already agreed to pay but also manhandled her family members when they refused to bow to their demands, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Vimal Kumar Jain said today.

Meenakshi then took the brave step and refused to marry Manish (groom), who subsequently along with his marriage party was forced to go back, her father Malkhan Singh said.

Later, she along with her family members reached Mehgaon Police Station and filed a complaint under relevant sections of the Dowry Harassment Act against the accused.

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