An Indian bride have divorced her hubby after just three hours of marriage, saying he was “greedy” and married another man same day.
TuBaba Parveen, an 18-year-old lady married Mauntaj Ansari, a 26-year-old auto rickshaw driver on Wednesday morning in Chandwa village, in eastern India.
However, after traditional Muslim wedding, the groom started demanding a huge dowry and insisted on buying an expensive motorbike.
The bride ’s father , Bashir-ud-in Ansari, 58, who owns a hotel, had already bought him a motorbike but Muntaz wasn’t satisfied and demanded a better model, sparking argument between his father and the bride’s father.
“Everyone kept telling the groom to calm down and tried convincing him to accept what he was given.
“But he kept threatening to go home without his new bride. The groom and bride ’s father were arguing a lot. It was a crazy scene,”eye witness said.
Bride Rubana decided to call a local Qazi, also known as a Muslim judge or adjudicator, and with her family’s support she declared an open Talaaq, which is a Muslim divorce.
Bashir-ud-din said he made sure Muntaj’s family return all gifts and dowry money already paid. Muntaj’s family were so ashamed they wrote a letter of apology promising to return everything.
Local residents were outraged with Muntaz ’s behavior and as a punishment they made him wear a garland of shoes with a placard reading, “I am greedy for dowry”.
They even shaved a strip of hair off his head, along with his brother. But later that evening Bashir-ud-din, who is a father of four, arranged for another local man to marry his daughter.
He contacted the family of Mohammed Elias, 25, who lived 25kms from Rubana, and arranged for the pair to marry that same evening.
That night wedding celebrations continued as planned.
Bashir-ud-din said,”I’ve no regrets for what has happened. I ’m just happy that my daughter doesn’t have to spend the rest of her life with that greedy man”.
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