"As soon as she recognised him, she called the police."
An Indian man married his girlfriend of three years, however, it was only due to intervention by the police and fate.
The incident happened in the city of Moga, Punjab.
Jaspreet Kaur and Jagsir Singh had been in a relationship and both families had approved of their marriage.
Their marriage was supposed to take place on March 5, 2020, but it was postponed until March 15.
The wedding was set to take place on April 5, but Jagsir said to wait until May 5, citing the lockdown as the issue.
They had been living together but on April 13, Jagsir packed his belongings and left.
It was revealed that Jagsir was set to marry another woman. Jaspreet found out on April 15 when a vehicle broke down near a set of flats where Jaspreet worked as a domestic help.
Locals gathered around the car, including Jaspreet.
The car was decorated with flowers. She saw her boyfriend dressed as a groom and found out that he was on his way to marry someone else.
An angry Jaspreet pulled out the flower decorations and tore the sehra tied on Jagsir’s head. She then called the police.
ASI Jaswant Singh explained: “He worked as a security guard and she as domestic help in same flats on Kotkapura bypass.
“Incidentally, the groom’s vehicle broke down in the same area and the girl saw him dressed as a groom. As soon as she recognised him, she called the police.
“We took both parties at the police post and counselled them. The girl was adamant to get FIR registered against the groom.
“Both parties, including panchayat members from groom’s side, gave us in written and agreed for marriage.
“Later they got Anand Karaj solemnised at Gurdwara Sri Guru Ramdas Sahib.”
He went on to say that the Indian man would have had a case registered against him if he had refused.
Jagsir had been on his way to marry a woman from Panipat, Haryana. Police have not received a complaint from the family.
Police revealed that Jagsir was beaten when Jaspreet recognised him before officers rescued him.
Jagsir said: “Police said I will have to spend ten years in jail if I don’t marry Jaspreet. I had no other option left. I did not want to go to jail.
“Yes, we were in a relationship for three years, but recently we had a fight. Hence I had agreed to marry someone else.”
He added: “Yes, we are happy now. I had no other option left.”
It was revealed that Jaspreet was previously married to a man named Gaurav. However, the marriage ended after just a year because he had an affair with another woman. Gaurav also had a daughter with the woman.
After Jaspreet left, she started working as a domestic help at a block of flats. This is where she met Jagsir, who worked as a security guard at the same building.