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What A Bizarre Dowry Demand! You’ll Never Guess It!

Mumbai: There couldn’t have been a more bizarre dowry demand than this one! A man from Aurangabad actually demanded a tortoise with 21 toenails and a black Labrador as dowry from his prospective bride! An FIR was registered against him on Tuesday and the family has been booked for cheating and criminal breach of trust.

According to the local Osmanpura police, the man got engaged to a woman on February 10 this year at a hall in Ramanagar area, which falls in their jurisdiction, The Indian Express (TIE) reported.

Before the engagement, the bride’s family had given Rs 2 lakh cash and 10 grams of gold as dowry to the groom’s family, the police were quoted as saying.

However, after the engagement, the groom’s family allegedly started demanding a tortoise with 21 toenails, one black Labrador dog, a Buddha statue, a Samai lampstand and Rs 10 lakh, which they said would be used to get her a job after marriage, the report added.

“The bride’s family expressed helplessness to meet the demands, after which the groom’s family called off the marriage. The bride’s 55-year-old father approached us and we lodged an FIR under section 420, 406 and 34 of IPC for criminal breach of trust and cheating against the groom and his family members. We may add more sections after investigation,” Sadhna Avhad, police sub-inspector investigating the case was quoted as saying.