Groom Gets Police Thrashing On First Night of Marriage

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SRINAGAR: In a bizarre incident, a group of Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel attacked a marriage party thrashing everyone whosoever came in their way and ironically the groom as well. The incident happened on Monday, 19th of December in the jurisdiction that comes under Safakadal police station.

According to the reports, Assaudullah Ahmed Dar, a resident of Khoshal Sar, Zadibal, alleged that after the customary, “ Kadle Taar” wherein the grooms party seeks money from the groom, a speeding Truck(tipper) hit one of the vehicles of the groom’s entourage when it had just crossed a bridge. “When confronted over the accident, one of the invitees entered into an altercation with the Tipper driver,” said Muhammad Hussain- a Paper Mache artist who was among the invitees”.

“Police suddenly appeared at the scene and intervened. Instead of seeking explanation, the police started thrashing the wedding party invitees including the groom,” he said.

 “It was a harrowing experience,” Muhammad Hayat, the groom’s brother, said. “The police beat up the groom, tore the clothes of some invitees and even smashed the groom’s car”.

“On a day, when we wanted peace and everyone to be happy, it all turned to be a nightmare for all of us”, added  Assadullah, the groom.

 “We took photographs of the Rakshak in which police who beat us were travelling”. It was only after this demonstration of proof that the police lodged an FIR”, alleged Hayat.

Police has confirmed the incident admitting that a truck tipper had hit a car and that an FIR had been lodged. However, they denied having beat up the groom or any member of the marriage party. “These days people beat the police not vice versa,” said a voice from the other end of the phone when Kashmir Observer contacted police station Safakadal.

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