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Failure of liquor prohibition in Bihar has become a subject of debate. Majority people started claiming that it is the failure of Nitish government in imposing 100 percent ban of liquor in Bihar as there is boom of liquor users despite of huge arresting regularly. But the last night’s incident at a locality in Kahalgaon has enough to tell the success of government’s liquor ban policy!
Rupa Kumari (name changed), daughter of a resident of Akbarpur locality under Kahalgaon PS rejected to tight her matrimonial knot with one Uday Kumar of Pain village under Sultanganj district. And hence she refused to marry Uday, a constable in Bihar police. Rupa simply rejected her bride-groom, Uday because he was in was in intoxicated state on the Mandap along with his friends and relatives, the Barat party.
Father of the bride, Rupa in a FIR registered with Kahalgaon PS alleged that the Barat of his daughter from Sultanganj arrived at his door at around 11 pm last night. “Some members in the Barat were dead-drunk and on the issue of dancing on the tune of high sound DJ, the marriage venue was converted into a mini battel field. My relatives including my aged father in-law sustained injury as the Barat party members also beaten us mercilessly,” the FIR states.
“We all were surprised to find such situation, however it was controlled after the intervention of police. But the marriage was cancelled as the bride boldly refused to accept a drinker as her husband,” said neighbours of the family.
Police arrested the bride-groom, Uday along with his father and some relatives last night. Today the bride-groom and his family members managed to settle the matter somehow but the bride remained adamant for not indulging into the matrimonial affair with Uday. “How could I accept a person like him as my husband, I know my family would have to pay for the breaking up the marriage in social customs, but how could I spoil my life,” she told boldly. She also alleged the boy in police service for violating liquor prohibition act in the state.
“We salute the courage of the girl but the incident has shown how people have started following liquor ban policy in Bihar. Earlier such incidents were very common here but now the concept has been changed,” said Pradeep Kumar, a social worker at Kahalgaon.
Police today forwarded Uday to judicial custody for violating liquor prohibition act.