Malkangiri: In a scene straight out of reel, there was real-life drama when tragedy struck manifold during wedding celebrations in this town Wednesday night. First, the groom’s father died due to high decibel music and then the groom thrashed the bride and her mother. He demanded that he be allowed to take the bride with him to Delhi even though the marriage had not been solemnized.
Ankit Roila, who works in Delhi, had befriended the Malkangiri girl living in Lathiaguda locality over Facebook and the two had fallen in love. Accordingly, the families of the two agreed to get them married. The marriage was fixed for Wednesday.
Accordingly, Ankit with his father Mahendra and other family members had arrived here and were staying at a hotel. However, things turned sour Wednesday evening when the groom and his family members were proceeding towards the bride of the residence with much fanfare and loud music when tragedy struck.
The groom’s father Mahendra complained of illness due to the loud music being played by the DJ and collapsed. He was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors declared him dead. Police seized the body and as it was a case of unnatural death handed it over to the kin of the deceased after post-mortem.
However, there was high drama still in the offing in spite of the cancellation. Ankit returned to the hotel with his father’s body and refused to cremate him. He demanded that the bride be allowed to accompany him to Delhi where he would marry her at a later date. When his proposal was turned down, he allegedly beat up the bride and her mother.
Police have detained Ankit and his family members and are probing the matter.