Agra sisters call off marriage after finding grooms 'dark'

We have so far heard women calling off their marriages over dowry demands and lack of toilets in their marital homes, however this time, two sisters backed out of the weddings after learning that the men they were set to marry are dark complexioned.

Updated: Apr 22, 2016, 15:43 PM IST
Agra sisters call off marriage after finding grooms 'dark'

Agra: We have so far heard women calling off their marriages over dowry demands and lack of toilets in their marital homes, however, this time, two sisters backed out of the weddings after learning that the men they were set to marry are dark complexioned.

The incident took place in Sikrara village of Fatehabad block on Wednesday night.

The would-be-brides had only seen photographs of their grooms, said the police.

Vinay Prakash, SHO, Fatehabad, informed that their mother had chosen the grooms on the recommendation of a local baba.

According to police, when the two sisters saw the men for the first time on Wednesday night, they refused to marry them, saying they looked much darker and older.

Prakash was quoted as saying by Times of India that the two sisters stood off pressure from their extended families and the panchayat with the support of their maternal grandparents, and forced the both grooms to return to their homes in Aligarh.