Update: Groom filmed hitting his bride at their wedding is charged with ‘Petty Hooliganism’
The groom, who was captured in a viral video hitting his bride at their wedding reception, has been charged over the attack.
The man is said to have become enraged when his bride defeated him in a game during their wedding reception.
The bride won a competition to unwrap sweets that had been organized by guests at their wedding that was held in the southern region of Surkhandaryo in Uzbekistan on June 6.
When the groom realized he had lost, he aggressively hit his new bride, who was later led off the stage by two women.
The video sparked outrage online, with many berating the groom for already physically abusing his wife only minutes after she was pronounced his wife.
Saida Mirziyoyeva, daughter of the country’s president, also reacted to the video, condemning the attack and prompting police to track the couple down.
In a recent development, officers say the man has now been charged with ‘hooliganism’ but is facing just 15 days in prison and a fine if found guilty.
A committee in the Uzbek legislature’s upper house said the young man had apologised to the bride and expressed regret at his actions at a neighbourhood hearing attended by community elders and relatives of the couple.
According to a committee of the Uzbek legislature’s upper chamber, the young man apologized to the bride and expressed regret for his actions at a neighbourhood hearing attended by community elders and relatives of the couple.