Guests attacked with chilli powder as family tries to kidnap bride in southern India

Guests attacked with chilli powder as family tries to kidnap bride in southern India

Guests at a marriage ceremony were in for a horrid experience after the bride’s family members attacked their with chilli powder before attempting to kidnap the bride, in southern India’s Andhra Pradesh.

This incident happened in Kadiyam in Eastern Godavari district on April 21.

Visuals showed the struggle inside the reception hall between the bride and groom’s families. The horrifying scenes showed the bride being dragged away by her family members while those of the groom’s side tried to hang on and prevent the kidnapping from happening. A man dressed in yellow threw chilli powder at the groom’s family members. A chaotic situation ensued as the bride screamed while her family members dragged her across the ground in a bid to take her away.

According to a report, the bride Gangavaram Sneha had met her husband Battina Venkatanandu while studying for veterinary sciences at a college located in the Narasaraopet district of Andhra Pradesh. After falling in love, they married at the Durga temple in Vijayawada on April 13.

The groom’s family decided to organise a formal ceremony to celebrate the marital union and the bride’s family was also invited. But her mother and relatives, identified as Padmavati, Charan Kumar, Chandu, and Nakka Bharat came into this ceremony and threw chilli powder before attempting to kidnap her. The attempt was eventually thwarted by the groom’s family. It is clear that the bride’s family objected to this marriage but the reason isn’t clear. The attack with chilli powder caused one of the groom’s family members, identified as Veerababu, to be admitted to a government hospital.

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