A 20-year-old-bride returned her thali, or mangalsutra, and bridal dress to her husband Chellapandy in Theni district at Bodi women police station on Monday after she realized that her husband was under the influence of alcohol when he tied the mangalasutra.
She refused to remain married to him. Inspector Jayarani tried to reconcile two families but the bride was stern on returning all the wedding valuables inside the police station.
Her uncle told The New Indian Express that the girl had been living with her mother and brother as her father had deserted them years ago. The relatives had fixed her wedding with Chellapandy which was held at Veerapandy Temple on Monday.
He added that the guests were shocked to see the bridegroom arriving at the venue under the influence of alcohol and tying the Thali. Later, bridegroom argued with the guests and threw the wedding garland on the ground. The bride went to the district police office demanding justice.
The police said that the girl asked for Rs.15,000 in lieu of the wedding espenses and the amount was paid by the bridegroom, according to TNIE report.