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Bride and family escapes on wedding day, groom lodged FIR

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

12th Feb, 2020. 12:39 am
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Sialkot groom

SIALKOT: Zeeshan claimed that his bride ran away with 2.5 millions on their wedding day.

According to details, 24-year-old Zeeshan Shaukat from Daska, Sialkot, arrived along with his wedding party in Sargodha’s Chattha Town only to find the bride’s house locked and the family nowhere in sight.

Dressed in traditional wedding attire, including a headdress and garland, Zeeshan spent his wedding day filing a complaint at Satellite Town police station against his bride-to-be Kausar and her mother Mumtaz Bibi.

“The bride’s mother took Rs250,000 from us on the pretext of dowry,” Zeeshan told the police.

Zeeshan, the groom also said that upon arrival, they found the bride’s house locked. “When we asked women in the neighbourhood regarding their whereabouts, they didn’t say anything.”

He added that they found out that Kausar and Mumtaz were tenants at the house which had been locked for over three days. “Even the ladies who were involved in the matchmaking are no longer available and their phones are switched off,” he said.

Zeeshan went on to say that he is a poor farmer and his family had worked really hard to save the money for his wedding. “What will I tell people in my hometown when I return without a bride,” he added.

Sources said that police is now observing this case.

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