In a rare gesture, a bridegroom returned Rs 11 lakh cash and ornaments he received as dowry to the bride’s parents and instead took Re 1 as ‘shagun’.
The wedding ceremony was held in Lakhan village under Titawi police station area here on Friday.
Bridegroom Saurabh Chauhan is a revenue officer (lekhpal) and bride Prince is a retired army jawan’s daughter.
Chauhan’s gesture garnered praise from villagers.
National president of Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan Thakur Puran Singh said this could serve as the first step towards a positive change.
Amarpal, a villager, said the groom’s gesture will serve as an example for others.