Indian bride draws flak for wearing $700,000 jewellery at her wedding
An Indian sweet maker made sure his daughter was the golden girl at her upcoming wedding by covering her in gold jewellery worth more than $700,000 (400,000 GBP).
The man who was not named nevertheless came under fire after it was revealed he needed a police guard to protect him and his daughter as they turned up covered in gold for the wedding in India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state.
Police spokesman Sandeep Kumar in Tirupati, a holy city known for its famous temple of Lord Vishnu, confirmed that the man and his daughter, who he declined to name, had worn gold jewellery throughout the ceremony.
He said: “It is not a crime to wear such a large amount of gold, but there could have been a crime once people heard about it. We just wanted to make sure there were no problems in advance.”
The move was widely condemned on social media sites once the images from a mobile phone was shared, with people branding it both humiliating and shocking.