02 Mar '11, 9am

Bridesmaids molested by groom's 'brothers'

Bridesmaids molested by groom's 'brothers'

NINE bridesmaids were allegedly molested by male companions of the groom who were escorting him to the bride's residence. This incident occurred in Xinhui, China, in February and the accounts of the victims were posted in an online forum. The groom's friends, or 'brothers', broke into the bride's room without going through the Chinese customary rites of passing tests set upon them by the bridesmaids. In Chinese customary weddings, it is tradition for the groom to be escorted by his male companions to 'win' the hand of his bride on the day of the wedding. He will be stopped at her doorstep by the bridesmaids, or 'sisters', who will be guarding the door. The sisters will ask for a red packet and the groom, with the help of his brothers, is required to pass all tests before they are allowed to receive the bride. This is considered an auspicious custom and is practised in Sing...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne+News/Crime/Story/A1St...

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