For a bride in Ranchi, it was a tale of two marriages and a divorce in one night - and all for the colour of a motorbike.
Farhana was married to Riyaz Ansari on November 8 in Ormanjhi block of Ranchi, 35 km from the state headquarters.
After the marriage, Riyaz and his father Aalimuddin Ansari, residents of Ramgarh district, desired to see the bike gifted as dowry.
Riyaz got angry when he found a black Hero Honda bike. He had demanded a red-coloured Bajaj Discover. The bride's family tried hard to pacify him, but an angry Riyaz divorced his new bride.
The shocked villagers beat up the bridegroom and his father and handed them over to police.
The parents and villagers were very disappointed over the development.
Then, Yasin Ansari, who had come as barati (member of groom's party), offered to marry Farhana, which the girl's family accepted with happiness. Farhana was married to Yasin.
The police at the initiative of the village elders released Riyaz and his father.