This Jharkhand Wedding Involves Multiple Wives, ‘Proxy’ Groom & Hostage-Takers Demanding ₹2 Lakh

Saucy scandal, second wives and a last minute-groom switch may be a staple to a Telly wedding. Yet, what transpired in Jharkhand on Friday was no sensational TV soap. Nonetheless, with all the scandalous wedding drama, we’re sure it’s broadcast would’ve garnered some LIT TRPs.

Intrigued? It gets even better!

Karim was on the way to his third wedding on Friday when he was arrested on the complaint of his two wives. However, he sent a proxy to the wedding he didn’t want to miss. It was his brother!

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The groom’s brother, Rahim, rushed off to marry the bride in his place and keep the wedding from falling apart, police said. Ponam Kujur, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kiriburu police station (the local women’s police station) shed light on what really happened-

“We had brought Karim to the police station after his two wives objected to his third marriage. We told him about the legal consequences of his actions and, eventually, he agreed to stay with his two [existing] wives,” Ponam shared.

“He said that he was going for the third marriage under pressure from his mother. We’ve released him after he agreed to stay with his two wives and take care of them,” revealed Kujur.

Karim’s first marriage was to a girl from Noamundi; and the second marriage to a tribal girl from Kumirta village nearby. Interestingly, Karim’s two wives live together with him. They told the police they’d have no problem continuing with this arrangement if their husband dropped his plan to marry again!

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“Karim has lived with his two wives for the past six-seven years,” Kujur confirmed.

Women police reached Karim’s house on Thursday in the nick of time as he was setting out with the baarat for his third marriage. People from the local community in Sini had informed the police.

Coming to the potential third bride’s side of things- her family was not interested in the substitute. Well, so much for Rahim! The girl’s relatives and family held the baarati, Rahim hostage. Their sole demand was that their wedding expenses (a sum of Rs 2 lakh) be repaid by the absentee bridegroom, reports HT.

Now, this saga has serious motion picture potential! But wait, it’s only the plot of every 60’s movie ever!