Groom Beaten Up By 1st Wife For Marrying A 3rd Woman

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report


This video shows a bridegroom who was given a beating by an angry mob after he tried to marry an additional wife without telling his first wife.

Polygamy is legal in Pakistan where a man can have up to 4 wives, but the husband is expected to get permission from his current wives before marrying again, something which Asif Rafiq Siddiqi apparently failed to do.

The man, who is in his mid-30s, paid the price when in the middle of the ceremony, a mob including his first wife burst into the ceremony and attacked him, leaving him with his shirt torn and his pants ripped.

Eventually he escaped by hiding under a bus where he was saved by locals.

The altercation took place in the coastal city of Karachi where the wedding ceremony had been arranged, and the woman identified as Madiha Siddiqi turned up with a small boy and accused the man of being a cheat.

She told the assembled masses: “He is my husband, and he is the father of this child. He told me he was going to Hyderabad for three days.” They had apparently met in 2016 at Karachi’s Federal Urdu University where she was studying and he works.


She told her husband he should have been helping her sick relatives, and then confronts the new bride saying: “Didn’t you know that he was my husband? He didn’t even think about this innocent child.”

The woman said it was not the first time the husband had carried out a similar stunt and said that his second wife has also been secretly married in the first she knew about it was when she got
a text.

She said he had married teacher Zehra Ashraf who works at Jinnah Women’s University in Karachi two years after her and had initially denied being married but then later admitted having a second wife.

It was the second wife who told the first about the marriage ceremony, sending her into a rage and mobilising her relatives to teach him a lesson.

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