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harika   03 June 2015

Boys breaks up engagement as he had affair

 My cousin was engaged to a guy last month.on third day of engagement his mother called and informed to girls mother that the there is roumer about boys character so we will cancel the negagement..girls parents were worried and they shouted at her...later boy's father called girls parents and said that boy has a affair with another girl so he is not willing to marry my cousin...We have spent nearly 1lac to the enagegemnt...they demanded dowry for rupess 4 lacs cash...5 cents palce which is nearly 10-15 lacks and 80 grams of gold...Girls parents accepted for everything...the conversaton for 4 lakhs cash was on phone....After they said they want to cancel the marriage...gilrs parents called boys parents to solve this prblm peacefully...They are not willing to come come and boys mother is threatening that she will remove all the jobs of girls family....and they are not even feeling sorry for whta they did...Boys mother said initially that boy liked the girl very much and he will shift his job place to the girls job place...and he is very much intrested to marry....boy is not even responding to the calls of girls parents...



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harika   03 June 2015

and girls parents paid cash of 2 lac rupees ............on the engagement day they came to the engagement and tokk cash of 2 lac rupess....but there is any evidence for this...they just gave money by hand

saravanan s (legal advisor)     03 June 2015

you can file a dowry case on the bridegroom family for taking can also file sec420,406 on them.


There is no legality involved if the marriage is not performed and there are no implications.There could be an unsuccesful attempt to claim damages.

cyberlawyer (barrister)     03 June 2015

Dowry , that is a different issue which is not raised by the bride. Now the issue raised by op is the groom's family made the bride's family spend around 1 lakh for the engagement which is only after acceptance of the bride by the groom is ensured and the girl's family has heeded to every demand made by the boy. Inspite of all this, stepping back is unacceptable and the girl's family is entitled for damages for sure. 

Op you have not stated whether the cash of 2 lac is returned or not and if there is any video footage evidencing the engagement and giving of cash.

Its very weird to hear that there are rumours about the boy from the boy's family themselves,when such an issue has to be raised by the girl's family if there is any such rumour. 

You have a good case so go ahead engaging a good lawyer.

Good Luck

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Give and take of dowry is never mentioned on paper,it is done only in good faith.But generally given in the presence of witnesses of both the side as it formal.

The only option for the girl's side is to lodge a complaint of the entire episode,which could yield a favourable result.But direct legalities are not involved.

sandykrish (Interested in Family LAW)     04 June 2015

Yes agreed with Sainath, can or may not yield desired result.

harika   04 June 2015

We dont any proofs for dowry as it was given to the groom's family after the engagement where our two families were involved...but the groom's parents demanded us for dowry on telephone conversation we have that...and we have the voice recordings grooms mother saying that they want to cancel the marriage...the reason said by her is someone is gossiping that groom had affairs with some other girls...this rumor is not said by brides family..but some of their relatives.

harika   04 June 2015

we have written langnapathrika on engagemnet for cancelling the engagement we requested them to give written that there wil be no prblm to my cousin if they want to see another match..but grooms mother is saying that if any match comes we have to intimate her and request her to send their so that they wil send them and say there no mistake of my cousin


SuperHero (Manager)     04 June 2015

@harika - Very interesting boy's calling and telling there Son had an affair.....

Why is the Grooms Mother so stupid, that every match it comes you guys should inform her...

They don't have Self respect or Self esteem.. Hope the situation gets resolved amicably with the HELP of elders...

Going to courts will be time consuming...Please THINK and Act...

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