beaten up when try to get marry second time
NRI groom beaten up, held for illegal
Kapurthala (Punjab), March 26, 2008
A Britain-based non-resident Indian (NRI) groom was beaten up
at the venue of his wedding ceremony here and arrested Wednesday
for getting married a second time, illegally.
NRI Rajwinder Singh was getting married without seeking divorce
from his first wife.
His marriage to Harpreet Kaur of Ganganagar in Rajasthan turned
sour soon after his wedding party comprising nearly 200 persons
reached a marriage palace here.
He and his relatives were confronted by activists of the Lok
Bhalai Party (LBP), a social and political organization in Punjab
that takes up cases of illegal immigration and fake marriages.
He was asked to give proof of his first marriage having been legally
His first wife Sarabjit Kaur sent a message to the LBP leaders
that her husband was getting married illegally after telling her
that he had come to India for a holiday, said A.S. Mullanpuri,
a LBP leader.
When the groom failed to furnish any proof, the LBP activists
and others gave him a sound thrashing before handing him over
to the police. Most of his relatives ran away from the venue after
they were chased.
The police later booked him for cheating and arrested him.