September 2, 2017
Virudhunagar: After a sensational marriage invitation of a man, who had planned to tie the knot with two women at the same time on the same stage at a village in Virudhunagar district, went viral, the social welfare department stopped his wedding slated for Sept 4.
According to the invitation, G Ramamurthi was to marry his two relatives A Renuka Devi and C Gayathri at his house in M Vellaiyapuram near Tiruchuzhi in the district on coming Monday. Renuka Devi, as per the invite, is a graduate in Commerce. Ramamurthi’s marriage with the two women was to be held in the presence of all his relatives.
As the invitation found its way to the Facebook and was shared by many questioning the illegality of bigamous marriage, the news reached the offices of the Collector and Superintendent of Police. Meanwhile, Renuka Devi’s father Azhagarsamy and his relatives arrived at the collectorate on Friday and handed over a letter to social welfare officer Rajam.
He stated in the letter that his daughter’s marriage with his sister’s son Ramamurthi had been planned for Sept 4 and Gayathri’s name, his brother’s daughter, was mistakenly printed as another bride. He assured in the letter that only Ramamurthi and Renuka Devi are to be married.
But, sources said the family had planned the bigamous marriage going by the word of an astrologer. “After we explained to them that marrying two women was illegal and warned of action, the family members dropped the plan and handed over a letter of assurance,”police said.