Drunken revelry cost two bridegrooms their marital bliss. The duo, after spending the night in captivity at their respective would-be in-laws, returned home without their brides as the ladies refused to marry them. In both incidents, the fathers of the brides also took back the dowry.
According to reports, Rajesh Kumar of Nagdah had gone to marry the daughter of Ramdeo Mahto at Parana. The inebriated groom suddenly got up from the lagna mandap while rites were being performed and began misbehaving with the women present. He was quickly overpowered while his bride walked away.
Rajesh’s family members were also taken hostage when they tried to rescue him from the angry villagers. The groom and his family were later released, but only after they had returned the dowry amount.
In a similar incident, Kunal of Rajwara village had to leave the lagna mandap in a huff after his would-be-bride refused to marry him. The reason — he too was in an inebriated condition. The villagers supported the bride and held the groom and his barat until they returned the dowry amount.