Uproar on social media as groom brutally beats bride in Egypt’s Ismailia but they become husband, wife eventually



Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 01:44 GMT


Fri, 18 Feb 2022 - 01:44 GMT

CAIRO – 18 February 2022: A video that went viral on social media showing a groom beats his bride mercilessly in the northern city of Ismailia sparked uproar.

However, people were even more shocked when another video on social media showed them with loungewear in their home smiling to the camera on the next day as they got married eventually.

Videos showed the bride falling to the ground after she was repeatedly hit by the groom following a verbal altercation, reportedly with spots of blood on her wedding dress, before security personnel reached to the scene.

The groom’s father said the bride is his niece and that the incident was a result of misunderstanding. They reconciled, married, and will travel on Friday to spend the honeymoon in Sharm El-Sheikh, he added.

Amira Abdel Hakim, who shot the video, said the groom was trying to push the bride into the wedding car by force and in an inhumane way as she refused to enter.

In a video on Facebook, she said that she will file a complaint to the prosecution on the incident.

The bride, however, said she is not willing to file a complaint to the police and wants to return to her parent’s home, but, finally, they completed the marriage.

In an angry tweet, Chief of the National Council for Women (NCW) Maya Morsy said “men do not beat women,” addressing the groom.

She also censured the bride for reconciling with the groom after the incident.

“You have reconciled, but make sure that reconciliation is not entirely good in your case, and we will never be surprised if he recklessly kills you or beats you in front of your children or in the street again while you are with the children,” Morsy said.

“The absence of education, respect and chivalry are the beginning of the family's collapse,” she added.



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