In a bizzare incident, a panchayat in Haryana’s Fatehabad area has ordered the family of a groom to pay a penalty of paltry 75 paise after the weding was called off as the dowry demands were reportedly not met.
The incident took place when the groom’s family called off the engagement after their demand for a car was rejected by the bride’s family shortly before the wedding.
The bride’s family then approached the local panchayat and lodged a complaint.
After listening to both sides, the panchayat found the groom’s family guilty and ordered them to pay a penalty of mere 75 paise.
The panchayat further directed the groom’s family to pay the penalty amount to Haryana gaushala shivalaya dharamshala, anaaj mandi, Fatehabad.
A relative of the girl has confirmed the developments and added, “we spared them after the penalty amount was levied on them by panchayat.”
However, a groom’s relative has denied the allegations and claimed that the wedding was called off due to differences between the bride and groom.