Cousin in Disguise Shoots Bride as She Says Her Vows
Banker in India was lovestruck, refused to accept her marriage
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2014 4:15 PM CDT
Updated May 10, 2014 6:15 PM CDT
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(Newser) – In hindsight, the words "Just watch and wait" on his Facebook page may have been a warning. Disguised as a photographer, Anurag Singh, 31, walked into his cousin's wedding in India this week and shot her dead as she was saying her vows, the Daily Mail reports. Several reports say he did it because she "cheated him," but the Indian Express and Times of India go into greater detail, portraying Singh as a man lovestruck by Jayshree Namdeo, 26, ever since he lived in her family's house five years ago while doing his bank exams.

Namdeo, a pediatrician, refused his hand in marriage, and Singh reacted to her engagement by saying on Facebook that he might kill himself. Her family knew about his opposition to the marriage but "never thought he would go that far," the bride's father said. At the wedding in Bhopal, Singh waited the near the stage for an hour before shooting Namdeo, and tried to shoot the groom and himself but only grazed himself and injured a guest. The crowd savagely beat Singh before police arrived and took him away. Beyond Singh's banking career (described in one report as "modest"), all that's known about him was written on his Facebook account: "Interested in.. women."

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justreading1
May 12, 2014 7:33 AM CDT
My condolences to the family of the bride and the groom.
loginssuck
May 11, 2014 10:58 AM CDT
Just proves that mental illness is color blind and crosses racial boundaries. Some people need help. It's too bad that by the time we figure that out, someone has been harmed.
Benjamin Ghazi
May 11, 2014 8:01 AM CDT
Should have just gone to a red state. You can marry a 14 year old there and cousin or no cousin, it doesn't matter!