- Vinod Kumar was allegedly kidnapped by a group of men and hauled off to marry against his will
- Kumar, an executive engineer in a steel plant, was seen crying in the video
- He filed a criminal case and revealed that he ‘had never seen’ the woman before he was kidnapped
A 29-year-old man from India who was allegedly kidnapped and forced to a marry a woman at gunpoint, cried bitterly as women performed wedding rituals with guns pointed towards him.
Distraught Vinod Kumar, an executive engineer in a steel plant, claims he was made to marry an unnamed woman in the poverty-stricken Indian state of Bihar.
Video clips of the alleged wedding went viral on social media, and appear to show a sobbing Kumar being pushed around and forced to go through the rituals against his will.
According to SCMP, the practice of kidnapping men and forcing them to wed is apparently prevalent in parts of Bihar by poorer families who cannot afford the dowries demanded by grooms with professional qualifications.
“We are looking into a complaint by Vinod Kumar’s family and will take action once investigations are over,” senior police official Manu Maharaj said Friday.
Police said they are investigating when and where the incident took place. Kumar’s family claim the bride’s family are strangers.