Ghaziabad: Denied Rs1 lakh for outfit, groom runs away
The man was finally traced to a PG accommodation in Kolkatanoida Updated: Jun 10, 2017 23:52 IST
The wedding was scheduled for June 19, all arrangements were made and things were going well except for one single hitch. The groom had gone missing.
Putting to end speculations that he was abducted for ransom, the Ghaziabad police on Saturday brought back a 24-year-old man who ran away ahead of his wedding.
The reason: His family did not give him enough money to buy a wedding outfit.
The team found the man at a paying guest accommodation in Kolkata, West Bengal.
The Ghaziabad police said Vipin Chaudhary, the groom, fled his house on June 2 after hiring a cab and telling his family that he was going to Chandni Chowk, Delhi, for shopping.
When he did not return, frantic family members lodged a missing person complaint at the Kavi Nagar police station and electronic surveillance methods were used to trace Vipin.
“A day before he went missing, Vipin had demanded Rs1 lakh to buy a wedding outfit. We rebuked him and gave him around Rs40,000 to buy an outfit. That did not go down well with Vipin and the next day he went missing,” said Varun Chaudhary, Vipin’s older brother.
“The entire family feared that something untoward had happened to him as there was a similar incident in our family about four years ago,” he added.
Four years ago, Vipin’s cousin Mukesh Kumar had gone missing in similar circumstances in Dadri. Later, it turned out to be a case of abduction during which Kumar was murdered.
“Our teams traced Vipin to a paying guest accommodation in New Town, Kolkata. He was in a small dingy room. We returned with him and called his family to the police station and they were reunited,” said Ajay Verma, sub-inspector, Kavi Nagar police station.
“We initially suspected an abduction, but it turned out to be something completely different,” he added.
The police are also trying to find out whether Vipin had any objections to his wedding. Needless to say, the groom’s escapade has put the question mark on the wedding.
“We have discussed the matter with the bride’s family. It is now up to them whether they wish to go forward with the wedding or not. Vipin has returned and he too is free to make up his mind about the wedding,” Varun said.
Vipin is a travel supervisor with a foreign bank branch in Noida.