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TN bride calls off wedding after groom slapped her, marries her cousin

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Chennai: A bride in Tamil Nadu cancelled her wedding after the groom allegedly slapped her at a wedding function. She then married her cousin hours later, according to a report.

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The bride, holds a postgraduate degree, and her would be husband, a senior engineer with a Chennai firm, had decided to get married on January 20. However, things went wrong a day before their wedding, when the couple and their families came together for a function that involved a DJ and a dance floor. 

The bride and the groom were reportedly dancing together until the bride’s cousin joined them on the dance floor and placed his hands on the bride and groom’s shoulders while dancing with them. This reportedly annoyed the groom, after which he pushed the bride and her cousin away. What happened next is not clear – but the bride’s family insist that the groom slapped her. 

As per a media report, the enraged father of bride reprimanded the groom for slapping his daughter and asked groom and his family to leave the hall. The bride’s family also supported her in her decision to cancel the wedding. 

After that, the bride’s side decided to get her married on the same date and arranged her wedding to her cousin, who belongs to Gingee town of Viluppuram district. The bride agreed to the proposal and married her cousin.

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Meanwhile, the dejected groom has lodged a complaint at an all-women police station in Panruti. He is seeking a compensation of ₹ 7 lakh, which he alleges is the amount his family spent on wedding preparations and functions.

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