The family of a groom in Bhilwara in Rajasthan has been fined Rs6 lakh for violating COVID-19 norms and holding a lavish wedding attended by over 1,000 people. Moreover, the district administration has also asked the groom’s family to foot the medical expenditure of the 15 people who were infected after attending the wedding. They also have to bear the ambulance cost, food and quarantine cost and test cost of 58 more guests. One person who tested positive died later on.
The lavish wedding was held on June 13 in Bhilwara’s Bhadada area and the groom’s family was given the nod subject to the condition that all safety protocols will be followed. One June 19 one guest tested positive and contact tracing led to the discovery of COVID-19 in 16 others including the bride, groom, the groom’s father and grandfather. The latter eventually died.
District administration found that against the permissible limit of 50 guests 1,000 had attended the same. An FIR has also been filed against the family.