My friend's(bride) marriage date got fixed for 14th November 2013. The date was decided on 26th May 2013. They gave a gold chain and few clothes to the bridegroom after fixing the date. The very next month they demanded 5 lakhs for buying a flat in the name of the bridegroom and his brother to have a joint property. My friend's family refused to give the same. After that the bridegroom's side they said sorry for asking such demands. So everything was fine. Even during all these, the bridegroom use to say that he cannot fulfill all her needs so she has to support him in earning money. Even he use to be vulgur on talks with her and use to force her to listen all such things. When my friend tried to show her disgust on such things he threatened her to do whatsoever she can. He told that he will teach her a lesson as his demand was not fulfilled. It was more of a kind of mental harrassment towards my friend. But now when only 2 months are left the bridegrooms parents decided to break the marriage without any inevitable notice.
They are ready to return the clothes and chain but not the expenses made towards the arrangement. Almost 1.5 lakhs have been invested for the arrangement which if cancelled won't be forfeited back.
Is there any law/section of IPC by which my friend can charge the bridegroom so that he can pay off the expenses made towards marriage expenses ?
Thanks & Regards,