An Egyptian groom knocked his bride out on their wedding day under instructions from his mother, it was reported on Sunday.
The groom took his new wife home and slapped her three times because his mother told him it would help him control his wife through their marital life, according to Emirates247.
"My mother warned me my brothers are all controlled by their wives because they did not listen to her and hit their brides," he reportedly told police.
"After I slapped her, she hit me back. I then went to the kitchen and brought a metal bar, which I used to hit her on the head and body."
Police arrested the man on charges of causing serious injuries to his wife, who suffered from fractures in her skull and pelvis.
The bride was reportedly still unconscious in her wedding dress when her family visited her in hospital in Cairo.