Pune (Maharashtra), May 19: A 30-year old divorcee, furious at her boyfriend deciding to marry someone else, took revenge by burning the pandal erected for his wedding, police said here on Friday.
The incident happened in Shaninagar area of Katraj in Pune early on Thursday, according to a complaint lodged by the aggrieved man, Deepak H. Renuse, 32.
He was planning to get married on the afternoon of May 18, but early on that day, the household was woken up when the marriage marquee erected outside their home suddenly went up in flames and was reduced to ashes in a few hours.
The man’s motorcycle had been mysteriously burnt late early on Sunday, around 4 a.m., the police said.
Renuse sought to confirm his suspicion, and called her. Sushma admitted to her crime, after which he lodged a police complaint.
“I approached the police since my family and I were worried she may resort to something more drastic or damaging,” he said in the complaint.
Sushma, who had gone missing, was arrested. During sustained interrogation, she confessed, and conveyed how she felt humiliated to be invited to the wedding of the person who had rejected her proposal.