New Delhi, February 11: In a bizarre incident, a groom in Noida fell into a drain during his wedding procession (baraat) as the bridge on which they were dancing suddenly collapsed. Reports inform that nearly 15 people along with the groom fell into the drain in Hoshiyarpur village of Noida on Saturday. Two kids were also injured in the incident. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the bridge is built over a drain and is connected to the Olive Garden wedding banquet hall, where the wedding was taking place. No case was registered as both the parties reached an agreement after the banquet hall owner paid Rs 3 lakh in cash to the bride’s family. Wedding Called Off After Families Fight as Bride Refuses to Cover Head During Wedding.
According to reports, the groom was identified as 35-year-old Amit Yadav, a businessman from Indirapuram, Ghaziabad while the bride was 32-year-old Sonam a resident of Kondli in Delhi. The incident took place just before the bride’s family, standing at the other end of the bridge, was ready to welcome the baraat. The report informed that the bride’s father wrote to the wedding organisers stating that he did not wish to file a complaint. Love Above All Else: Uttarakhand Groom Walks 6 Km in Heavy Snow to Complete Wedding Rituals in Rudraprayag.
Mithilesh Upadhyay, station house officer was quoted in the report saying that the Police received information around 9.30 PM that a bridge had collapsed in Hoshiyarpur village, and over a dozen people had fallen into a drain. Police informed that the two kids, aged below 8 years, were injured and were rushed to a nearby private hospital for treatment. The groom’s younger brother informed that the wedding venue had no other exit than the collapsed bridge. The report stated that many of them, who fell into the drain lost their mobile phones and jewellery.
Meanwhile, the owner of Olive Garden (the wedding venue), called it an unfortunate accident and said no such incident had taken place in the last 15 years ever since the hall was opened for use. “We apologised and returned every penny we took from the bride’s side. The wedding ceremony resumed after the accident,” the owner said.