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Barat held hostage, fined for demanding dowry

Last minute dowry demands proved expensive for a groom`s family as it had to cough up Rs 60,000 as fine and return without the bride on the orders of a community panchayat.



Muzaffarnagar: Last minute dowry demands
proved expensive for a groom`s family as it had to cough up Rs
60,000 as fine and return without the bride on the orders of a
community panchayat.

A dispute broke out between the bride`s family and the
bridegroom`s family when the latter demanded more dowry just
before the wedding was to be solemnised.

Enraged over the demands, the bride`s family took
groom`s family hostage for about five hours for demanding
dowry at Tawli village here.

When the matter reached before the community
panchayat, it ruled that the groom and his family would not be
let off unless they paid the fine of Rs 60,000.

The barat was allowed to leave only after five hours
when they paid the amount to the family of the bride, who
refused to marry the boy because his relatives allegedly
misbehaved with her parents.

PTI

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