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To avoid paying dowry, families in Bihar have taken to kidnapping grooms at gunpoint!
We’ve probably all heard of bride kidnapping. It’s common enough in Kyrgyzstan, Africa and some parts of India. But did you know that in India, grooms are also kidnapped! The reason: to avoid paying dowry. And you thought arranged marriages were bad! Hear the stories of Rajiv Kumar and Anita Singh, whose lives were changed by groom kidnapping.
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11 apr. 2018
Indian parents often go through intense social pressure to find the perfect groom for their daughters.
So much so that some of them in the eastern Indian state of Bihar end up kidnapping grooms. Roshan and Parveen told a BBC team their experience of forced marriages.
Reporting: Divya Arya
Producer: Vikas Pandey
Camera and editing: Kashif Sidiqqui and Vikas Pandey
Researcher: Seetu Tiwari
The story is part of BBC Indian language services’ special series, BBC She
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