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The wedding was at her parents house, the mother even supplied the gold he needed, 100 guests waited but .... he never came. 

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MARRIAGE & THE LAW

Jilted bride demands police find groom

13 May 2013
Online Reporters

A jilted bride filed a complaint with the police when the groom failed to show up at her wedding ceremony in Lop Buri province on Sunday, police said.

Pol Lt Supachai Deemongkol, a duty officer at Muang Lop Buri police station, said Tatchaya Prachumsarn, 21, was still in her wedding dress when she arrived at the station. She demanded police hunt down Natchapat Olarn, 29, and take legal action against him for alleged fraud and causing her shame.

The jilted bride arrived with her mother, relatives and friends, totalling about 10 people.

Ms Tatchaya told police she and Mr Natchapat, who works at the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC), had been dating for over a year.

When Nr Natchapat asked her mother for permission to marry her daughter, the mother agreed.

Mr Natchapat offered to pay a bride price of 300,000 baht and five baht-weight of gold. However, he asked that her mother put up the bride price first, to show at the ceremony, and he would pay her back later.

The couple then decided the wedding ceremony would be at her mother's house in Lop Buri and set the date for May 12.

Ms Tatchaya told police that she and her family and friends waited all morning for Mr Natchapat to arrive at the ceremony, but he did not show up. She called him on the phone, but there was no answer.

Ms Tatchaya and her family then went to Mr Natchapat's house and found only his parents were there. The parents told them they were not aware that their son was getting married and had no idea of his whereabouts.

"I'm sure Natchapat conned me. I want to take legal action against him. My family spent a lot of money to organise the ceremony and I feel ashamed, because more than 100 invitation cards were sent out," Ms Tatchaya said.

Pol Lt Supachai said investigators discovered that Mr Natchapat had already been married and divorced three times before he met Ms Tatchaya.

Police said they were searching for Mr Natchapat.

(Source: Bangkok Post, MARRIAGE & THE LAW, Jilted bride demands police find groom, 13 May 2013, Online Reporters, link


Jilted Bride Vocabulary


jilt - throw away, dump, abandon, cast aside ทิ้ง, สลัดทิ้ง,  ทอดทิ้ง, สลัด

bride - the woman getting married เจ้าสาว
jilted bride

bridegroom the man getting married เจ้าบ่าว
groom - Same as "bridegroom"

demand - ask for or request something very strongly ขอ
jilted bride demands police find groom

no show -
when someone does not come to an event (and people are expecting the person to come)

bride price - when the man (bridegroom) pays the family of the woman (bride) money, gold or something else of value when they are married  สินสอด, สินสอดทองหมั้น, ทรัพย์สินซึ่งฝ่ายชายให้แก่บิดามารดา ผู้รับบุตรบุญธรรม หรือผู้ปกครองฝ่ายหญิง แล้วแต่กรณี เพื่อตอบแทนการที่หญิงยอมสมรส (See Wikipedia)

baht-weight of gold  - the baht (or tical) is a unit of weight for precious metals and gemstones: "One baht = 15.244 grams. Since the standard purity of Thai gold is 96.5%, the actual gold content of one baht by weight is 15.244 × 0.965 = 14.71046 grams; equivalent to about 0.473 Troy ounces. 15.244 grams is used for bullion; in the case of jewellery, 1 baht should be more than 15.16 grams" (See Wikipedia)

Mr Natchapat offered to pay a bride price of 300,000 baht and five baht-weight of gold.

fraud - the crime of lieing to people, tricking them and cheating them for personal gain การปลอมแปลง การฉ้อโกง การหลอกลวง เล่ห์เพทุบาย  การโกง การตุ้มตุ๋น (See Wikipedia)
con - to trick someone to get money or gain something; to commit the crime of fraud against someone, to defraud  โกง,  ฉ้อโกง, หลอก

shame - to feel bad about something that makes you or people close to you look bad, embarassed, lose face ความอับอาย, ความอาย, ความน่าละอายใจ, ความอัปยศ, ความขายหน้า
her bridegroom caused her shame

ashamed  - to feel bad about something that you or others close to you did, embarassed ซึ่งละอายใจ,  ที่รู้สึกผิด,
I feel ashamed

filed - to take official action, e.g., to make a formal complaint ยื่นฟ้องร้อง
complaint - when someone says that something is wrong or not satisfactory การร้องเรียน
filed a complaint with police

wedding - the event when two people get married การสมรส, การแต่งงาน, พิธีสมรส
ceremony - พิธี, พิธีการ
wedding ceremony
wedding dress
she was still in her wedding dress when she arrived at the police station

show up - be at a place where you have agreed and promised to be at (at a certain day and time)
show up at wedding ceremony
the groom failed to show up at their wedding ceremony

ceremony - a formal public event งานพิธี
A jilted bride filed a complaint with police when the groom failed to show up at their wedding ceremony in Lop Buri province on Sunday, police said.

duty - something that you have to do because it is part of your job, or something that you feel is the right thing to do หน้าที่, ความรับผิดชอบ
duty officer at a police station - a police officer doing normal everyday police work (handling cases as they are reported to the police station) 

hunt down - to search for a person who is hard to find and find them
she demanded police hunt down her bridegroom

alleged - claimed to be true but not yet proven ที่ถูกกล่าวหา
alleged fraud

take legal action against
take legal action against bridegroom for alleged fraud and causing her shame 

Pol Lt Supachai Deemongkol, a duty officer at Muang Lop Buri police station, said Tatchaya Prachumsarn, 21, was still in her wedding dress when she arrived at the station. She demanded police hunt down Natchapat Olarn, 29, and take legal action against him for alleged fraud and causing her shame.

relative - people in your family ญาติพี่น้อง
The jilted bride arrived with her mother, relatives and friends, totalling about 10 people.

date -
to have a romantic appointment with somebody นัดพบ
she and her bridegroom had been dating for over a year.

permission - allowing someone to do something การอนุญาต,การอนุมัติ,การยินยอม
ask permission - to ask someone to allow you to do something

ask permission to marry
asked mother for permission to marry her daughter

When Nr Natchapat asked her mother for permission to marry her daughter, the mother agreed.

put up - put up money, to give or pay money for another person
her mother put up the bride price first

pay back - pay back a loan; to give money to a person that you borrowed it from
pay back later

However, he asked that her mother put up the bride price first, to show at the ceremony, and he would pay her back later.

couple - two people who are married or are involved in a romantic relationship คุ่รัก

The couple then decided the wedding ceremony would be at her mother's house in Lop Buri and set the date for May 12.

her family and friends waited all morning for Mr Natchapat to arrive at the ceremony, but he did not show up

aware - knowing that something exists, or having knowledge or experience of a particular thing ทราบ
the parents were not aware that their son was getting married

have no idea about ... - to know nothing about ...
whereabouts - where someone is ที่อยู่,สถานที่,ตำแหน่งที่
they had no idea of his whereabouts

They told them they were not aware that their son was getting married and had no idea of his whereabouts.

organise - set up, make all the arrangements for something to happen such as an event จัด, จัดตั้ง, จัดระบบ
organise the ceremony

invitation - 
asking a person to come and be a part of some event การเชิญ
invitation cards -บัตรเชิญ

send out invitation cards to wedding guests
more than 100 invitation cards were sent out

"I'm sure Natchapat conned me. I want to take legal action against him. My family spent a lot of money to organise the ceremony and I feel ashamed, because more than 100 invitation cards were sent out," Ms Tatchaya said.

divorce - to legally end a marriage หย่า
he had been married and divorced three times

investigator - a person who is searches for the truth, what happened in some situation ผู้สอบสวน, ผู้สำรวจ, ผู้ตรวจสอบ
discover -
to search for something and find it   ค้นพบ,  ตรวจพบ

Pol Lt Supachai said investigators discovered that Mr Natchapat had already been married and divorced three times before he met Ms Tatchaya.

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