A CIVIL Judge (Raath, Hamirpur) lodged an FIR with the Madiaon police station on Friday night against the would-be bridegroom of his daughter and his family members. The complainant alleged that the youth did not reach the venue of the wedding as his demand for dowry was not met.
Civil Judge Prahlad Singh, resident of MMS-1/80, State Bank Colony, Aliganj, stated in the FIR that he had fixed the marriage of his daughter with Surendra Singh Chauhan of Sarvodaya Nagar, Rae Bareli.
Chauhan, an engineer with a private firm in Delhi, had demanded a car when he gave consent for the marriage. Singh reportedly paid Rs 2.5 lakh for the same and had assured for rest of the amount at the time of the marriage.
He further said December 13 was the day fixed for the marriage ceremony and they were preparing to receive the baraat that day. Meanwhile, Chauhan’s aunt Guddi Singh called up Singh just a day before the marriage to say that they would reach for the marriage only after the bride’s father paid Rs 4 lakh in cash right away.
Since it was not discussed earlier, Singh expressed helplessness to pay such a hefty amount. Though the senior members of Chauhan’s family assured to come for the marriage, the baraat did not arrive on the scheduled day. Instead, when called up, Chauhan, his mother, brother and the aunt refused for the marriage till the demanded money was arranged.
Singh had no option but to inform the police against the culprits and a case was registered into the matter. No arrest has been made till the reports last came in.