Wedding Canceled Because of Dowry Demand

Wedding Canceled Because of Dowry Demand
Wed 28-08-2013

In India a wedding was canceled because of the dowry amount demanded.

The bride’s brother, Mohammed Farooq, has lodged a complaint with the Kalapathar police, stating that the groom, Mohammed Akram, and his family had taken nearly `66,000 in net cash in the name of dowry and were asking for more.

The wedding date was fixed for August 22 in Kalapathar. Akram’s parents had demanded `1 lakh in cash, a bike, gold and other valuables as dowry. The bride’s family couldn’t fulfill their demands due to financial problems.

When the groom’s family didn’t turn up for the mehendi rasam, the bride’s brother, Farooq, contacted them. They said that they refused to marry Akram to Sameena because her family did not fulfill their demands. Farooq then approached the police to lodge a complaint.