Shortage of ice-cream leads to cancellation of marriage in UP

Mathura: Shortage of ice-cream in a marriage party led to heated argument between the bride and groom sides and finally resulted in brick-batting in which three police personnel were injured and cancellation of the wedding.

The incident took place last evening in Mahesh Nagar colony in Raya-Sadabad road here, when after ‘Jaimaal ceremony’ the host and few members from the groom side entered into heated argument over the shortage of ice-cream, police said.

“It finally led to a clash between both the groups,” SP (Rural) Arun Kumar Singh said.

Following which, police was called in by the groom’s side and on their complaint, seven persons from the bride’s side were arrested, he said.

Angry over police action, members from the bride’s side, including women, started pelting stone on police and also blocked the Raya-Sadabad road, Singh said, adding one constable and two sub-inspectors were injured in brick-batting.

“Also, police had to use force to clear blockade on Raya-Sadabad road,” he added.

FIRs were lodged by both the sides. Following the incident, members from the groom’s side and groom returned without taking his bride.