A Bengaluru-based tea merchant cancelled his wedding scheduled for January 31 at Tumakuru for the most bizarre reason. The groom was unhappy as the bride's family failed to provide good 'rasam' for the reception.
Raju T, a resident of Swatantrapalya in west Bengaluru was engaged to Sowmya, a resident of Kunigal in Tumakuru.
It all started on Saturday evening after Raju created a hue and cry over the fact that the rasam and even the sambar served at the reception prior to the wedding was not good, and the fight intensified to the extent that police had to intervene.
The bride’s family and the 300 guests were in for a shock when they learnt that the groom and his family were heading back to Bengaluru as they were unhappy with the quality of the food.
But there was a happy ending says Sowmya's family. Govindaraju, a relative from the bride's mother's side volunteered to marry her.
The family has filed a police complaint against Raju, who is currently absconding. They have reportedly petitioned the cops claiming that they had paid Rs 50,000 and a gold ring was given in dowry during the engagement. They want Raju to return the dowry money and bear the expenses of the wedding.