Thodupuzha: A young woman broke up her engagement and decided to be with her newfound love after the latter gate-crashed the pre-wedding shopping for which the woman had arrived along with her groom-to-be and kin.
The boyfriend and his friends even assaulted the man with whom the wedding was planned and his relatives at a textile showroom at Thodupuzha on Wednesday afternoon.
High drama unfolded in the textile shop when a gang rushed in to confront the couple shopping for their wedding. The leader of the gang introduced himself as the bride’s boyfriend and demanded that she go with him.
When her fiance and relatives objected, they were dealt with a round of beating. The commotion spilled out into the street. As people looked on, the police reached the spot and took the parties to the station.
To the surprise of her fiance, the woman said that she wanted to live with the assailant. She said she had met him while doing a project related to her studies.
The families of the bride and the bridegroom were shocked with the developments. The man and the woman had been seeing each other since college days. The groom-to-be was a technology professional in Bengaluru. He immediately broke up the engagement.
The woman was sent to a shelter home after she refused to go back to her family. Apart from the woman’s fiance and brother, employees of the textile shop were also injured in the attack.
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