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Girl refuses to marry dowry-seeker
Baratis sent packing after boy demanded Honda City
Dharmendra Joshi
Tribune News Service

Assandh (Karnal), February 8
In a courageous step, Navneet Kaur, a girl of a dera in Assandh of Karnal district, has refused to marry Hardaman Singh Bhinder, a boy of Nilokheri, as he had demanded Honda City car from her family in dowry.

Navneet (24), who did her M.Phil from Punjabi University, Patiala, took this bold step today when she came to know that her would-be husband was a dowry-hungry man.

The girl refused to marry the boy despite the fact that their marriage was to be solemnised on February 9 at Milan Palace, Assandh, and invitation cards had also been sent to relatives and friends by both families.

Navneet, who had been engaged to Hardaman about three months ago, was disappointed when the boy called her elder brother Harvinder Sandhu Laddi this morning and demanded a Honda City car in dowry, said her brother-in-law Joginder Singh Virk, while talking to The Tribune today.

The family members of Navneet had already purchased a Maruti Zen car to give her as a gift for marriage but the boy told Laddi that he would not accept Maruti Zen and insisted for Honda City, her brother-in-law added.

When Navneet came to know about the demand, she decided not to marry such a greedy person. She said if he was demanding a Honda City before marriage, he might ask for more things after marriage and she would not remain happy and comfortable with this boy.

Navneet’s family supported her decision and her family members told the mediator to ask the boy to marry some other girl whose family could give him a Honda City car as dowry, said her father Mukhtiar Singh Sandhu, who runs a poultry farm in Assandh.

Most of their relatives had already reached their house and were getting ready for the boy’s house in Nilokheri for shagun ceremony, said Sandhu, adding that but the entire programme was changed after receiving the phone call from the boy.

Meanwhile Virk told The Tribune that they would also lodge a case against the boy and his family in this regard as they wanted to teach the dowry-hungry persons a lesson.


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