Karachi: Things took a dramatic turn at a wedding in Pakistan’s Karachi where the groom was caught secretly getting married for the third time by his first wife and her family. The first wife, Madiha, along with her family members barged into the wedding reception venue and brutally thrashed the groom.
She claimed that Rafiq, the groom, had secretly married for the second time without her consent and later apologised after she raised objections, promising to stay only with her.
However, according to Rafiq, he had divorced Madiha and did not need her consent to marry someone else.
“She is my first wife. My relation with her has ended. It happened recently … a few days ago. I will send [a legal] notice, too, and my lawyer will speak to them as well,” Rafiq said defending his right for a third marriage.
However, Madiha negated all this, claiming that her husband had secretly carried out a second marriage in 2018 and was now caught attempting a third in a similar manner.
“I came to know about his (husband’s) second marriage in 2018. The girl messaged me, telling me that she is his wife,” she told Geo TV.
Amid the commotion, the police reached the venue and asked both Madiha and Rafiq to approach the court as it was a case of civil dispute. The groom meanwhile has registered a case against the assailants for gatecrashing the wedding and roughing him up.
As per Pakistani law, one cannot marry another woman without taking approval from his other wife.