CHENNAI: A 28-year-old son of a jewellery store owner fled from his wedding reception at Purasaiwalkam after his first wife approached the police to stop the marriage on Tuesday. Police said no case has been registered.
A police team visited the wedding hall near Doveton signal, where Hemanth Bhandari from Sowcarpet was to get married to a woman after his first wife, Shylaja, sought police intervention.
According to police Bhandari and Shylaja of Purasaiwalkam were in love for six years and entered into wedlock only about 10 days back on May 29 despite stiff opposition from his parents. The marriage was registered at a sub-registrar office near Chennai beach railway station with the help of friends. The couple stayed at the girl’s family with Bhandari visiting his wife.
Meanwhile, Bhandari’s family decided to get him married to another woman and also fixed the wedding for June 11. Having agreed to the wedding, he did not disclose it to his wife but simply told her that he had to be out of the city on a business trip.
Shylaja, however, came to know of the second wedding through friends and approached the police to stop it. She lodged a complaint with the Kilpauk All Women Police Station after her attempts to contact her husband failed. “We did not register a case as she asked us to only stop the wedding,” a police official said.