Groom goes for 'gold', comes back with 'silver'

By: News Desk
Published: 04:30 PM, 30 Jan, 2021
Groom goes for 'gold', comes back with 'silver'
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Another groom left high and dry after he had become a victim of marriage fraud in Rahim Yar Khan, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel Saturday.

According to TV channel report, a 23-year-old man was deceptively married to a 45-year-old woman when he was supposed to get a 19-year-old bride.

The shock was too intense to bear for the groom’s mother who fainted on the spot after the revelation of the incident and remained admitted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital for two days.

According to details, a man Saeed Iqbal was agreed to marry a 19-year-old girl for his second marriage with a family.

However, on the day of marriage, the girl’s family hoodwinked the groom and his family and married him to a 45-year-old woman instead.

According to Saeed, he was marrying for a second time upon his family’s wishes as he was childless from his first marriage.

Saeed said when they returned home and entered the bride’s room, he got scared after seeing a woman older than his mother sitting on the bed in the guise of the bride.

He said the girl’s family did not let them see the bride’s face on the marriage day saying that it was their family tradition to not let the others see the bride’s face.

He said his mother fainted at the spot after finding that his son has married a woman older than herself and remained admitted to hospitals for two days.

But it was not the end of the story.

When the groom and his mother returned from the hospital after two days, the bride had already left the house and also took away five tola gold jewellery.

The woman’s family has also filed a case against the groom in a family court for Haq Meher and Nan Nafqa.

The groom’s mother, while talking to 24NewsHD TV Channel, said they were hoodwinked by the girl’s family as they showed them another young girl and replaced her with and old woman.

She alleged that marriage fraud was the business of the woman’s family and now they were demanding Rs20000 per month as maintenance allowance and Rs2million or a five marla plot as Haq Mehar.

She said they were poor people and could not afford such demands.

The groom and his mother have appealed to the high authorities to do justice with them and take the family involved in the marriage fraud to the task.

Meanwhile, the groom, Saeed, who was feeling himself lucky before to get a second wife, has now vowed never to think about marriage again and completely ruled out to ever get married for the third time.