17 Nov '11, 9am

Bangladesh 11/11/11 wedding ends in dowry dispute as bride leaves minutes after the ceremony

Bangladesh 11/11/11 wedding ends in dowry dispute as bride leaves minutes after the ceremony

Bangladeshi Shawkat Ali Khan and poses with his bride Farzana Yasmin at their wedding held at the auspicious time of 11.11am (1.11pm Singapore time) on Nov 11. Mr Khan had his hopes of a long and happy life with his bride dashed when she left him minutes after the ceremony. -- PHOTO: AFP DHAKA (AFP) - A Bangladeshi man who held his wedding at the auspicious moment of 11.11am (1.11pm Singapore time) on Nov 11 had his hopes of a long and happy life with his wife dashed when she left him minutes after the ceremony. Shawkat Khan told AFP that he did not know why his new bride walked out, but Farzana Yasmin said she was angered by a demand from his family for dowry gifts including a fridge and a television. 'To make the occasion special, I even published pricey cards, inviting friends and relatives to join the wedding,' Mr Khan, 32, said, explaining the event was timed to be he...

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