Guntur: Shaik Irfan Pathan, the bridegroom who fled with the money given as dowry before his wedding, was arrested by the Guntur police on Monday.
According to police sources, Irfan was arrested based on the complaint of the bride’s mother that he had ran away with Rs 50,000, part of the dowry demanded by him, hours before the wedding was about to be solemnised on Sunday.
The incident had left both the bride and her mother shocked to such an extent that they had attempted suicide. However, the guests had managed to stop the suicide attempt.
It was on the advice of the guests that Muneerunnisa, the mother of the bride Ruqia, filed a complaint with the police.
Irfan is a motor mechanic and he had demanded Rs one lakh as dowry. However, he was given Rs 50,000.
Police are investigating Irfan’s credentials.(INN)