Jaipur: The instances of a bride refusing to marry over the issue of dowry are quite common. But in a bizarre incident, a girl has done the same when an issue cropped up over food between the families of the bride and the groom.

Groom’s kin visited the bride’s family to attend a pre-marriage event but they expressed displeasure over food served to them. The issue turned violent a brawl broke out between the two sides. Furious over this development, the girl announced not to marry in the family. The girl, Swati Bhargava, and her family hail from Guna.

The girl’s father has registered a police complaint in this connection accusing the groom’s side of creating the ruckus after consuming alcohol. The groom’s kin have also been accused of demanding dowry. Swati is presently working in a Jaipur based company as research executive. Swati’s marriage was scheduled to take place with Vibhor Bhargava on December 9 in Bikaner. People on the bride’s side were staying in Adarsh Nagar while the groom’s stayed at Tilak Nagar.

Swati’s father Prabhat Bhargava informed that the groom’s side had sent a menu list and details on the way the event was going to be organized. They wanted 21 food stalls whereas bride’s kin were able to put only 13. After seeing this, people on the groom’s side started commenting and shouting after consuming alcohol. When they tried to pacify the situation, the other side manhandled bride’s younger brother. Heartbroken over the attack on father and brother, bride decided to refuse the marriage.


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