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Wedding delayed: Road rage drives groom to hospital in Ludhiana

The incident took place when the procession was going from Ambedkar Nagar to Dhakka Colony. A Maruti Alto car hit some women who were dancing in the middle of the road. A scuffle ensued between the groom’s relatives and friends and the four youths sitting in the car.

punjab Updated: Jul 05, 2017 10:11 IST
HT Correspondent
Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu
Illustration by Daljeet Kaur Sandhu

A bridegroom, who was on his way to the bride’s house to solemnise the marriage, landed in hospital after a group of men thrashed him when their car hit some women dancing as part of the wedding procession on the road at Model Town on Monday.

The incident took place when the procession was going from Ambedkar Nagar to Dhakka Colony. A Maruti Alto car hit some women who were dancing in the middle of the road. A scuffle ensued between the groom’s relatives and friends and the four youths sitting in the car.

The groom, Chand Kumar of Ambedkar Nagar, stepped off the horse and tried to sort out the matter. The youths thrashed him and snatched the ceremonial sword he was carrying before fleeing.

The scuffle was captured on a CCTV camera installed at a petrol pump.

Police said those part of the marriage procession were drunk. “The car barely touched the women and no one was injured,” said Surinder Chopra, Model Town station house officer (SHO).

“The police were called to the spot and the groom was taken to hospital. After treatment, the groom went to solemnise his marriage,” he said.

The police have identified the occupants of the Maruti Alto car with the help of CCTV footage. The SHO said the youths came to the Model Town police station later.

“As the matter is not very serious in nature, a compromise is being reached,” he said.

A case was registered under Section 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) but no one has been arrested.