Araria, July 5: A man was caught by his first minutes before his fourth marriage and thrashed in the very court where he had planned to tie the knot. The incident took place in Bihar's Araria on Thursday. The man, identified as Mumtaz, was later rescued by police. Eyewitnesses said Mumtaz would have been lynched had cops not intervened. Following the incident, Mumtaz, his first wife and the woman with whom he was going to get married were taken into custody.
A huge drama ensued at the court when Mumtaz's first wife appeared minutes before his marriage. Mumtaz, who hails from Bettiah district, was trying to get married to a woman from Araria’s Kursakanta locality. Mumtaz came in contact with the woman through Facebook. As soon as his first wife came to know about the marriage, she rushed to the Araria court where she caught him red-handed. Jobless Man Kills 3 Daughters And Wife on Suspicion of Extra-Marital Affair, Later Commits Suicide.
Mumtaz was then beaten up by his first wife. Soon, a huge crowd gathered who started thrashing Mumtaz. "It was the family of his first wife who first saw Mumtaz at the court with an unknown woman and alerted her. The first wife, whose name has been preferably kept secret, wasted no time and rushed to the Araria court where she found her husband about to get married and vented her ire on him," police said, as reported by Hindustan Times.
Initially, when police tried to intervene, infuriated locals pushed them back and continued thrashing Mumtaz. Officers somehow managed to get away from the mob. Later, more officers arrived at the spot and saved Mumtaz. "If the police had not arrived promptly, the man would have been lynched,” lawyers were quoted as saying. Man Murders Wife Over Extramarital Affair, Confesses Crime in a Self-Shot Video & Kills Himself.
The police have taken Mumtaz and both women in custody and verifying the charges. "We are verifying the veracity of the statement of the man and his first wife and only after that any legal action will be taken," station house officer of town police station, Atulesh Kumar, said.