UP: Bridegroom returns dowry to parents-in-law, receives praise for gesture

PTI, Dec 3, 2022, 4:09 PM IST

In a rare gesture, a bridegroom returned Rs 11 lakh cash and ornaments he received as dowry to the bride’s parents and instead took Re 1 as ‘shagun’.

The wedding ceremony was held in Lakhan village under Titawi police station area here on Friday.

Bridegroom Saurabh Chauhan is a revenue officer (lekhpal) and bride Prince is a retired army jawan’s daughter.

Chauhan’s gesture garnered praise from villagers.

National president of Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan Thakur Puran Singh said this could serve as the first step towards a positive change.

Amarpal, a villager, said the groom’s gesture will serve as an example for others.

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