Families scuffle over wedding arrangements

Police cane guests at marriage reception in Basaveshwarnagar; MLA intervenes

Melee at marriage: Police intervene to pacify angry relatives at the marriage.  DH Photo

The situation got so out of hand that police had to rush in and cane guests.
The incident occurred at the Siddaganga Kalyan Mantap at 12th Cross, Shivanagar near Basaveshwarnagar, where a reception was being held for the wedding of Amit and Shwetha.

“It started all of a sudden. I saw families of the bride and the groom having a heated argument. Soon, it escalated into a full-scale scuffle with both sides targeting each other,” Rajendra, an eyewitness, said.

Consequently, police rushed in and tried to pacify the two families. But no one agreed to budge. When the situation threatened to go out of hand, police reportedly resorted to mild caning.

Allegations

Alleging that the groom’s family from Hubli, had “created the muddle” complaining about poor wedding arrangements, Shwetha’s uncle Madhu said: “We spent Rs 20-25 lakh on the marriage and gifted 150 gm gold jewellery. We left no stone unturned in ensuring comfort for them. Still, they were not satisfied. A few days ago, they had also raised a hue and cry and threatened to cancel the wedding. But we sorted it out through talks.”
N L Narendra Babu, Mahalakshmi Layout MLA, and Puttaraju, Moodalpalya corporator, also tried to pacify the two families. It is unclear if any complaint was lodged with the police.

Cab driver killed

A cab driver riding a motorcycle was killed on the spot when he rammed his bike into a road median near Gubbalala Gate in the wee hours of Tuesday.

K S Layout traffic police gave the name of the deceased as Shyam (34), a resident of Jargenehalli. He was heading home when the accident occurred.

Woman found hanging

In another incident, a mother of four children was found hanging from the ceiling fan hook at her Devi Nagar residence in Kodegenahalli on Tuesday.

Vasanthi (36) was married to a mason and had three daughters and one son. The reason for the death is yet to be ascertained.

Succumbs to burns

A 24-year-old youth who self-immolated himself on March 3 succumbed to burns at Victoria Hospital on Monday.

Police said that Kiran, a II PUC dropout, was upset as his parents were insisting him not to idle. In a fit of rage, Kiran doused himself in kerosene and set ablaze at his Deepanjali Nagar residence.

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