Woman's marriage to elderly man riles her parents

Woman's marriage to elderly man riles her parents

A 27-year-old woman’s decision to marry a 65-year-old man riled her parents so much that they thrashed her “bridegroom” when the couple arrived at the sub-registrar’s office in Rajarajeshwari Nagar, west Bengaluru, on Friday to register their marriage. 

Suma (name change), who works at a private firm, had decided to marry Akash K Rose, 65, director of National Institute of Creative Communication. The institute, located at Hennur Bande, offers diploma courses in Commercial Photography, Digital Imaging, Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design and Fine Art, according to its website. 

The couple arrived at the sub-registrar’s office in the morning. Suma’s parents also showed up. They confronted Rose and tried to take their daughter home. Suma refused to go with them and rallied behind Rose. Things turned ugly as Suma’s parents indulged in a fisticuffs with Rose. 

According to police, Suma had studied at the institute three years ago. She would go to college even at the weekends, telling her parents that Rose had sought her help in preparing question papers. They gradually became close and started living together. 

Suma’s parents told the police she would not come home for days claiming to be busy with work. 

She told them she was staying with a friend. 

Things came to a head when her parents recently discussed her wedding plans. She asked for some time to give her consent. 

One day, she came home with Rose, telling her parents she had married him. Her parents were shocked. 

They tried to talk her out of the marriage but she didn’t relent. Then she didn’t come home for days, prompting her parents to lodge a missing complaint at the Rajarajeshwari Nagar police station. 

A police officer said, “We tracked her down and tried to convince her. But since she is not a minor, the choice was left to her and she went back to Akash.

The parents claimed that Akash was already married and staying with his wife. He married several young women and divorced them after a few months. The parents have not yet approached us, so we have not registered any complaint. If they lodge a complaint, we will investigate the case and take suitable action.”  

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