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Vellore man ties ‘thaali’ to brother’s bride just before solemnization

An arranged marriage turned into a high voltage drama in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, after a man tied a thaali (holy thread) to his brother’s bride moments before the ‘arranged marriage’ was about to be solemnised.

The marriage between Vijay* and a 20-year-old girl from Rajapalayam was fixed by their parents and was to happen on June 1 at Bala Murugan Temple at Illayampatti.

Minutes before Vijay was supposed to tie the thaali around the girl’s neck, his younger brother, Raju*, pushed Vijay and tied another thaali to his brother’s bride, reported The New Indian Express.

Following this, the girl’s family had an argument with Raju and he was reportedly beaten up. But to everyone’s surprise, when the girl was asked to remove the thaali, she refused.

The girl and Raju told their parents that they were in a relationship for the last few months. 

They had met each other in Rajapalayam when Raju with his family had gone to meet the girl to arrange a marriage for his brother. 

However, the girl’s family has refused to accept the marriage and removed the thaali that Raju had tied.

The girl’s family forcibly took her back to their house. But the girl refused to marry anyone else other than Raju.

Later, the girl’s family invited Raju to their house but he declined to accept their marriage saying that they had removed the thaali from the girl’s neck. 

After Vijay came to know about the relationship, he threw away the thaali and left the marriage venue.

TNIE reported that Vijay’s whereabouts remain unknown.

(*All names changed)

Source: The News Minute