Patna: A wedding in Bihar had to be cancelled and the groom returned home without his bride after a fight over the popular Indian dessert rasogulla turned violent.
Rasogulla, also known as rasgulla, is very popular on the Indian subcontinent and consistently in high demand at any celebration.
According to reports, a wedding procession had come to Nalanda from Madpasauna village Sheikhpura district for the marriage of Sudhir Prasad’s daughter on Sunday evening. Everything was smooth until the groom and bride exchanged garlands.
Trouble arose when the guests who were part of the groom’s wedding procession took their seats at the dining table.
Reports said during the serving of the food, some guests kept on demanding rasogulla at regular intervals.
Initially the hosts fulfilled their demands but, when they continued demanding more, they refused to oblige.
The refusal led to a bitter fight between the two sides and the marriage venue turned into a battlefield.
Ultimately, the wedding guests who had come with the groom went on the rampage, assaulting the girl’s guests with bamboo sticks, rods or whatever they could find in their hands, leaving some 13 people wounded.
The attackers didn’t spare the bride’s family, women and children and assaulted them badly. Those left injured in the attack included the parents of the bride.
The incident infuriated the bride’s side so much that they instantly cancelled the wedding and sent the groom packing. The police are conducting raids to nab the attackers.
Meanwhile the injured have been admitted to a local government hospital where the condition of three persons was said to be critical.
The syrupy sweet has been found to be the cause of a crime for the second time in two months. Recently, the dessert-loving thieves stole away rasogulla worth Rs25,000 (Dh1,338) from a confectionary shop in Bihar in what is being believed to be the very first kind of such theft. The bizarre theft took plat at confectionery shop in Gaya district in May this year.
According to police, the thieves created a whole in the roof of confectionary shop and walked away with hundreds of freshly-made rasogulla kept in many tubs. The sweets had been prepared on the order of a customer in view of a function in the family.