A panchayat in Fatehabad, Haryana imposed a fine of 75 paisa on a groom to annul his engagement 9 days before the wedding.
Police say Mansi was engaged to Sanjeev Kumar and the wedding date was fixed. After all arrangements were made for the wedding the man’s family sought a car and other items in dowry, and when the woman’s family refused to meet the demands the man’s family cancelled the engagement. The man’s family denied the allegations and claimed the bride and bridegroom-to-be decided to call off the engagement during the past year.
The fine was imposed after both parties approached the panchayat for a compromise as both sides decided not to pursue the case further.