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

(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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