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Bride walks out on ‘fraud’ NRI
Jupinderjit Singh/Tribune News Service

Mullanpur Dakha, April 26
An abandoned wife’s pain led a 22-year-old girl of this town to abandon an NRI groom when she walked away from the ceremony of her marriage with a 44-year-old UK-based NRI at Karan Palace, 3 km from here, today.

Bricks and stones were hurled at mediapersons by the relatives of the NRI and the girl, who were upset at their intervention.

The abandoned wife, Tejinder Kaur, resident of Shimla Puri, Ludhiana, reached the pandal saying that the NRI, Gurbind Singh, was married to her in 1997. Hearing her claims, the young girl refused to return even when her parents openly announced that the marriage would be solemnised with the same man, come what may.

The first wife of the NRI, Tejinder Kaur, wailed, abused and shouted at the man in front of over hundred persons saying that how he had lived with her for 10 days only and she had been waiting for his return for almost 10 years now.

Gurbind Singh was taken into custody by the Shimla Puri police late this evening. The police accused him of attempting to solemnise his third marriage. The police action came after an over seven-hour-long drama at the marriage venue.

The marriage ceremony was going well till noon when Tejinder Kaur reached the venue with her parents and relatives. She staged a dharna over there and did not budge.

The NRI claimed that he had already divorced her and was legally free to marry again. The Mullanpur police reached the venue and sought documents supporting his claim. The police later left the venue.

Late in the evening, the Shimla Puri police reached there and took away the NRI for questioning. Police sources said the allegedly abandoned woman, Tejinder Kaur, belonged to Shimla Puri colony. She had sent a complaint about the marriage to SSP R.K. Jaiswal yesterday. The SSP had directed SHO, Shimla Puri police station, to take an immediate action.

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