Engineer kidnapped, forced to marry at gunpoint in Bihar

Engineer kidnapped, forced to marry at gunpoint in Bihar

Engineer kidnapped, forced to marry at gunpoint in Bihar

It has come to light that the people who forced the man into the wedding ceremony, are from middle-class, urban, high caste families.

A video clip leaked on the internet shows Vinod Kumar, a junior manager at Bokaro Steel Plant, dressed as a groom, being thrashed and forced to perform wedding rituals in Patna's Pandarak area.

The 29-year-old engineer had reportedly gone to work and was kidnapped at gunpoint by the bride's brother, claims which are now being investigated by the Indian authorities. Albeit, such cases are uncommon, grooms are known to be terrorized into marriage so that they are later forced to enter into legal agreements over property or business with the bride's family.

The engineer told local news reporters that he had been kidnapped and held at gunpoint as the woman's family forced him to marry her.

When he did not turn up at home as planned, his brother said that he became anxious and contacted the police. On December 3, he had reached Patna to attend a friend's wedding, but gangster Surendra Yadav called him to Mokama on the pretext of meeting him.

As per a recent report, an engineer was abducted and forced to be the groom at a marriage ceremony where he was present as a guest.


The police station the victim's brother contacted says the allegations aren't true.

The incident happened after Kumar met with one of the bride's relatives at a different wedding.

"Instead, police asked my family to manage things as the marriage was already solemnized", he said.

The Pandarak police eventually freed Kumar from the village where he was being kept.

Ever since the incident has come to light, Vinod's family is getting threat calls to accept the woman as their daughter in law.

Police said they were looking into when and where the kidnapping took place. The Telegraph reported that Kumar's relatives were forced to go to the regional police after local police failed to help the family. "We are also probing the role of the local police", Patna city Senior Superintendent Amarkesh told reporters. Thankfully, Kumar was rescued but imagine how many other abducted men weren't so lucky.

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