Although he savagely beat her in front of her wedding guests, it was later revealed that the man had “apologized to the bride” and that the couple “had reconciled and are now living together.”
Image: Sputnik Kyrgyzstan/east2west news)
A man caught on camera hitting his new wife at their wedding has been charged with assault.
The unnamed groom was filmed viciously slapping his bride on the head after she defeated him during a playful candy-unwrapping game.
The horrific incident, which took place in the Surkhandaryo region of Uzbekistan, was widely publicized on the internet and even caught the attention of the president’s daughter, Saida Mirziyoyeva, who prompted the police to track down the couple.
The man has since been accused of “hooliganism” but faces only 15 days in prison if convicted The Daily Mail reports.
Sputnik Kyrgyzstan/east2west news)
It was later revealed that the man “had apologized to the bride and expressed his regrets,” according to a committee in the upper house of the Uzbek legislature.
“On the same day, the bride and groom were reconciled and are now living together,” the committee added.
As the video gained traction online, Ms Mirziyoyeva urged people to speak out about incidents of violence against women.
“We shouldn’t hide such cases, we shouldn’t pretend that they are isolated cases,” she said.
“That’s why we need education that opens horizons and makes women independent and strong.”
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Shockingly, the incident is not the first time domestic violence at an Uzbek wedding has been caught on video.
In 2019, a groom was filmed slapping his new wife after she teased him by appearing to feed him a piece of wedding cake before ripping it out of his mouth.
The man is seen slapping the bride so hard that she falls back onto a seat behind her. Just like the more recent video, the incident sparked outrage across the internet, prompting the woman to file for divorce.
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