All dreams of a blissful wedding night by the would-be groom was snuffled out by footwear and fists at his second albeit, clandestine wedding.
Mukesh Khanna , a 32-year-old placement agency owner from Central Delhi's Prasad Nagar was bashed up by his first wife as he prepared to marry another one. According to the police, Khanna had been married to Reena from Jharkhand for four years, with a two-year-old child from this. Of late, Mukesh had begun to avoid Reena. Soon enough, he got engaged to another woman a resident of Prasad Nagar, on the sly.
"Mukesh kept his first wife in the dark and was about to marry another woman. His first wife turned up at the wedding venue on Tuesday night and thrashed him with slippers and abused him. Reena was also carrying her wedding photographs when she came to the venue," divulges a senior police officer.
Accordingly, Reena went up to the stage where the rituals were taking place and began to beat up her husband. As the situation became quite clear even to the bride's family , they too joined Reena and began beating him.
"Had the police not intervened in time the accused and his father would have been lynched. The bride's parents got extremely violent. It took us hours to control the situation," adds the officer.
Mukesh and his father Manjeet Khanna were arrested soon after the incident. "They have been arrested for cheating, criminal breach of trust and criminal conspiracy," said the officer.
Sources give that Mukesh was living with Reena in Shakurpur and had even opened a placement agency in her name. The family of Mukesh was always against the marriage as Reena belonged to a scheduled tribe. Reena, is now pregnant added that she came to know about the fraud when she stumbled upon the wedding card of her husband.