Shocking! 5 grooms cheated by runaway bride and family in Bhopal

By Lokmat English Desk | Published: March 29, 2021 03:00 PM2021-03-29T15:00:00+5:302021-03-29T15:00:00+5:30


Five grooms in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal district were allegedly duped by a runaway bride and her family on the pretext of marriage.

The three accused, a woman and two men, have been arrested by Kolar Road police.

One of the grooms from Harda district and his relatives were in a state of shock after they reached the wedding venue only to find that the bride and her family were missing.

Soon after they went to the police station to lodge a complaint, but to their surprise, four other grooms were queued up to file their complaints at Kolar Road police station.

CSP Bhupendra Singh said a case has been registered under section 420 and investigation is underway. In the complaint, the groom said that he reached the wedding venue in Kolar Road area of Bhopal to get married on Thursday but the wedding venue was locked.

After this, they tried to contact the bride and her family but their mobile phones were switched off.

As per the initial investigation, it has been found that three people were running this entire gang. Their addresses were traced through their phone numbers and all three have been arrested.

These people used to target those districts where it was difficult for men to find suitable brides. Accused used to give their mobile numbers on which people used to contact for fixing up the marriage following which they were asked to reach Bhopal.

On reaching Bhopal, one of the gang members used to introduce the accused woman as the bride. When the men liked the woman, 20,000 rupees were taken from them," Bhupendra Singh said.

Earlier, in another incident in the state, a techie hubby married twice within 5 days, alleges first wife. The ‘first-wife’ who is a resident of Bajarang Chowk in Khandwa—alleged that has married two women, within a span of five-day and then fled, police said on Sunday. She alleged that he married her (in Khandwa) first and after a few days he married another woman in Mhow.