Man, wife arrested after buying girl birthday suit for 1,000 rupees (around $1,700) article Man accused of allegedly buying bride’s birthday outfit for 1 lakh rupees has been arrested, police said.
Police had earlier said that the woman and her husband were arrested for selling a wedding outfit for 100,000 to 1,200 rupees ($1,600 to $1.6 million) to a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Bikaner district.
The woman, who was arrested from her home in the city of Bikaners, told police that the couple had bought the wedding outfit from a private store.
Police also seized a suit of clothes and jewellery worth Rs 15,000 from the couple.
“We have taken the couple into custody.
We are trying to trace the origin of the money,” the district police chief, Ramesh Kumar, said.
Police said the couple’s arrest was a joint effort of the district administration and the police.