A jilted woman, brandishing a gun, abducted a groom from a wedding venue in Banda, UP just before the ‘saat pheras’, but was later arrested after the police launched a hunt for her.
The 25-year-old woman arrived with two young men in an SUV to Ashok Yadav’s wedding in a Hamirpur village on Tuesday and carried away the groom with them before the shocked guests could react.
“This man loves me, he is betraying me by marrying someone else. I will not allow this to happen,” she had said.
A hunt by the police paid dividends as the woman and two of her friends were arrested from a locality in Banda. One of her friends had accompanied her to the wedding venue, while the role of the third person -- a woman -- is yet to be ascertained. On her information, the groom was rescued, the police said, adding that the accused were being questioned.
According to the villagers, the woman and Yadav were in a relationship but he succumbed to family pressure and had agreed to marry another woman of their choice.
The police said that the woman was still insisting that she would not allow him to marry any other woman.